For 2014 qualification will take place in three knockout sessions of 18, 15 and 12 minutes respectively, this is a small change from the 20, 15 and 10 minute sessions of the past few years. The cars in the final qualifying session will be given an extra set of tyres to use just in that session in the hope that they will compete and not just sit it out to conserve their tyres.
As before, the slowest six cars in each of the first two sessions will be eliminated and they will fill the grid from the back. The 10 fastest cars will then compete for the 10 remaining grid positions in the final session. Depending on the number of entries, the number of cars eliminated in each of the first two sessions would be adjusted so that there will always be 10 cars in the final session.