Formula One is looking into a reverse-grid race to replace qualifying.
In his column on Monday on the sport's official website, F1 managing director Ross Brawn wrote that "reverse grids (are) worth considering again."
"Monza was a candidate for a reverse-grid sprint race when we were considering testing the format this year," Brawn wrote after a thrilling Italian Grand Prix that produced a maiden win for Pierre Gasly, who came from 10th on the grid to win.
"Unfortunately, we could not move forward with it, but the concept is still something we and (motorsport's governing body) the FIA want to work through in the coming months and discuss with the teams for next year," Brawn wrote.
But the BBC reported on Monday that the reverse grid could be tried later this season.
A reverse grid would mean that a sprint race on the Saturday would replace the current Q1-Q2-Q3 qualifying format.
The starting grid would be set in reverse order of the championship standings and the result would set the grid for the grand prix on the Sunday.
"With a reverse grid sprint race, teams will set their cars up differently. Right now, Mercedes set their cars up to achieve the fastest lap and then to control the race from the front. If they know they have to overtake, they will have to change that approach," Brawn said.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes the plan would not work as F1 hopes.
According to the BBC he opposes the plan on three points: that the sport would no longer be operating as a meritocracy, that the employment of reverse grids in other categories leads to the events being "gamed" - i.e. manipulated - and that the idea excessively penalises the team with the fastest car versus the ones with the second and third-fastest cars.
The F1 currently can't make any rule change during a championship year unless all teams agree.
However, new contracts signed by the teams for the 2021-25 period remove the need for unanimity and replace it with a 'super-majority' of votes.