Well that was a complete and utter train wreck.
Elimination qualifying was meant to be a frantic new system that would mix up the Formula One grid but instead we saw more drivers getting knocked out while sat in the garage than any kind of excitement on track.
Oh, all that and Mercedes still ended up one-two with Ferrari three-four. Genius!
So how did everyone react? Not good…
— F1 Fanatic (@f1fanatic_co_uk) March 19, 2016
New F1 fans be like……… pic.twitter.com/W7GArFDkdX
— $iKe Tom97HD (@Tom97HD) March 19, 2016
Even Twitter is confused. pic.twitter.com/5hFY77LPZW
— Sahara Force India (@ForceIndiaF1) March 19, 2016
Elimination qualifying will mix up the F1 grid… pic.twitter.com/bdKOQqIBwp
— WTF1 (@wtf1couk) March 19, 2016
Oooooooo this excitement is unbearable – how will we cope for the next 3 minutes!?
— Damien Cross (@DC_F1) March 19, 2016
Christian Horner tells BBC that #F1 should apologise to fans. He calls for immediate scrapping of elimination qualifying.
— Jon Noble (@NobleF1) March 19, 2016
— $iKe Aarav (@_aarava) March 19, 2016
On a brighter note, Albert Park is the only place on Earth right now where the appearance of Donald Trump would actually lift the mood
— Sean Kelly (@virtualstatman) March 19, 2016
At least there was one thing to be happy about…
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) March 19, 2016