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F1 authorities have agreed to revert to the 2015 qualifying format from the Chinese Grand Prix. The U-turn follows the decision of the teams to write to FIA president Jean Todt and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone urging a return to last years format after they rejected a proposal to introduce an aggregate laps system. Teams reject aggregate qualy Unanimous agreement was required for new format to be introduced Ecclestone and Todt have agreed to the request in the interests of the championship. The change still must be rubber-stamped by the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council for it to take effect from the race in Shanghai.The elimination-style format, brought in for the opening two races of the 2016 season, proved hugely unpopular with fans with the three qualy segments regularly ending without any cars on track. In a poll held on the Sky Sports Digital platforms, over 80 per cent of respondents voted for a return to the 2015 system.Thats what the fans wanted, thats what the drivers wanted, and its what the team bosses put in a letter to Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt on Thursday when they were asked to vote on this aggregate qualifying system, reported Sky Sports News HQs Craig Slater. The teams didnt want that and they were not going to vote for it, even if it was better than the system used in the last couple of races, because there was an even better solution to which there was no impediment to being introduced - the 2015 system.Todt and Ecclestone had dug their heels in over this, but theyve at least listened to what the teams and drivers wanted. Its a common-sense solution.Teams had originally wanted the 2015 rules to be reinstated immediately after the new elimination format fell flat on its debut at the Australian GP last month, but the FIA subsequently offered only a hybrid solution for the race in Bahrain. After more criticism of the new system last weekend, a proposal for aggregate laps was put forward by F1s governing body - although it received a lukewarm response from team bosses and was mocked by some drivers.Its time to go to the circus, said an especially unimpressed Sebastian Vettel. Chinese GP on Sky Sports TV times and schedule in full for round three of the new 2016 season Ahead of an intended vote on Thursday of the sports Strategy Group and F1 Commission, the united front displayed by the teams to return to the 2015 rules appears to have convinced Ecclestone and Todt to change their minds.F1s more traditional knockout system was first introduced in 2006, with the slowest drivers in Q1 and Q2 only out of the running when each session is completed, rather than at 90-second intervals.In a statement, the FIA added that Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone welcomed the idea put forward by the teams to have a global assessment of the format of the weekend for 2017. Ecclestone told Sky F1 at the Bahrain GP that the idea of holding a Saturday sprint race to take the place of a formal qualifying session was still being discussed.FIA AND FOM STATEMENT REGARDING F1 QUALIFYING FORMATAt the unanimous request of the teams in a letter received today, Jean Todt, President of the FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone, commercial rights holder representative, accepted, in the interests of the Championship, to submit a proposal to the F1 Commission and World Motor Sport Council to revert to the qualifying format in force in 2015. This proposal, if approved by the F1 governing bodies, will take effect as from the Chinese Grand Prix and will apply for the rest of the season. Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone welcomed the idea put forward by the teams to have a global assessment of the format of the weekend for 2017. Back to the future: How 2015 qualifying worked Q1 All 22 cars 18-minute session Slowest 6 cars knocked out & make up positions 17-22 on grid Q2 Remaining 16 cars 15-minute session Slowest six cars knocked out & make up positions 11-16 on grid Q3 Remaining 10 cars 12-minute session Final order makes up positions 1-10 on grid Natalie Pinkham is joined by Motor Racing Correspondent for The Times Kevin Eason and F1 journalist for The Sun Ben Hunt to review the Bahrain Grand Prix i Also See: Vote for the qualifying format youd like Teams reject aggregate qualifying Vince Biegel Packers Jersey.ca! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious. 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Toulon have dominated the competition over the past three years, but were beaten by Racing in the quarter-finals with the French giants going on to beat Leicester in the semis to book their first Champions Cup final place.They will be up against Saracens, who beat Premiership rivals Northampton and Wasps to reach the final. Sarries have been in the final before - in 2014, they were beaten 23-6 by Toulon - and will be desperate to go one better this time. Farrell keen to emulate Carter Saracens fly-half wants to emulate Racing star as he prepares to face him in the Champions Cup final Big games call for some big names and the likes of Dan Carter, Owen Farrell, Joe Rokocoko, Chris Ashton, Maro Itoje, Luke Charteris, Billy Vunipola and Chris Masoe will battle it out for the trophy.There are some big names on the Sky Sports commentary team as well - joining Stuart Barnes, Will Greenwood Ieuan Evans and Scott Quinnell will be two-time Champions Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Paul OConnell. We take aa look at Saracens route to the 2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Final How can you watch the Champions Cup on Sky Sports?All of Sky Sports coverage in Lyon can be found on channel 403, from 3.dddddddddddd45pm, with the game kicking off at 4.45pm. 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