Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix will take place as usual after teams failed to agree on a split system.
The Formula One Teams' Association was discussing the possibility of splitting the drivers in two groups of 12 in qualifying for the Monaco event in order to avoid the traffic problems which are likely to hinder drivers next weekend with 24 cars on the streets of the principality. However, the move was not accepted by some of the teams and qualifying will remain unchanged.
Lotus boss Tony Fernandes said his was one of the teams rejecting the idea.
"There was talk today at FOTA of having a split qualifying, going into a hat with 12 in one and 12 in another," Fernandes told Reuters. "I said no. We want the race to be exciting, we want to be unpredictable so let qualifying be the same as well.
"I have been in Formula 1 for seven months now and these guys are very good drivers and they are paid to drive well."