FIA president, Jean Todt, is in favour or re-introducing the 107 percent qualifying rule.
The Frenchman stating his interest of re-introducing the rule after this season’s new teams were up to 11 seconds off the pace in Friday’s free practice sessions.
“We are very in favour of reintroducing the 107 percent limit,” Todt told PlanetF1 “The reason why it was abandoned was because of the change in qualifying which was happening with fuel to start the race in the car.
“Now to change that for 2010 you need to have the unanimous agreement of the teams, and to get the unanimous agreement of the teams the FIA will be supporting this solution.”
But, he added: “I don’t think it will happen so we have to wait until 2011 to introduce it.”
Lotus, Hispania and Virgin could be hit bad by the re-introduction of the rule which states that any driver whose fastest lap is outside 107 percent of the pole position time was not allowed to take part in the race except under extraordinary circumstances.
However, despite supporting the 107 percent rule and hoping to re-introduce it in 2011, Todt insists that fans should support the new teams.
“You must have respect for a new team who is arriving in this particular economic crisis period and to invest money to be in F1,” he said.
“I don’t think it is a time to criticise but to support and help, and to help them, and it is in the interests of everybody.
“Everybody in the business should be supportive of these days. I was impressed today, they did quite well and we must give them a certain time to be ready.”