London - Formula One is considering changing qualifying, by possibly expanding it to four stages from three, but nothing has been agreed for next season, according to managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn.
The aim would be to create more excitement for fans and greater unpredictability.
"The qualifying format has now been well established for several years, apart from the unsuccessful experiment at the start of 2016, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look at ways of improving it," Brawn said in a review of last weekend's Russian Grand Prix.
He said a recent meeting of the sport's Strategy Group had considered the four-part idea.
That would see four drivers eliminated in the first three phases with eight competing for pole in the final one rather than five in the first two and then 10 in the third.