Formula 1 approved sprint races in three Grands Prix

The system will define the starting grid for the Sunday competition and will also award points for the first three.


La F1 adopted "Unanimously" a format of "Qualifying sprint race" de 100 kilometers on Saturday of three Grand Prix this season, "Two in Europe and one outside of Europe"the category itself announced in a statement.

"I am delighted that all the teams have supported this plan, and that demonstrates our joint efforts to offer news to our fans, respecting the legacy and meritocracy of our sport.", commented the president and CEO of F.1, Stefano Domenicali.

F1"The F.1 is stronger than ever with all its component parts working together, and much has been done to ensure that the sporting, technical and economic aspects of this format are fair."added Jean Todt, President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

"On Friday there will be a qualifying session after the first free practice session, which will determine the starting grid for Saturday's sprint qualifications", says the statement. "The results of Saturday's sprint qualifying will determine the grid for Sunday's race", from an average distance of 300 kilometers.

A second one-hour free rehearsal session is also scheduled for Saturday morning.

Moreover, “The first three of the sprint classification on Saturday will receive points”For the driver classification: three for the first, two for the second and one for the third.

As of Friday's classifications, the teams will not be able to freely modify their cars.

This agreement must now be approved by the World Motor Racing Council, whose next meeting is scheduled for July 9, although it should be nothing more than a formalism.

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