Green light for sprint races in Formula 1

Liberty Media agreed to pay each team $ 500.000 to cover the extra expenses of the three qualifying races.


The idea of Liberty Media, the company that owns the F1to improve the shows of the Grand Prix with qualifying races took an important and definitive step towards its realization. Is that it was agreed that the teams will receive extra money to face the three GP's in which this format will be put into practice.

Bahrain Grand Prix 2021
Photo: Mark Sutton / LAT Images.

The issue of financing these three hundred kilometer races that will be held on Saturdays to define the starting grid for Sunday races was something that worried the teams too much since it meant using more money that, in principle, had not been taken into account at the time of setting the budget limit tax from this year.

Understanding the situation, the American company agreed to give the teams U.S. dollar 500.000 to cover expenses from sprints and, in turn, raise the budget limit by that same amount.

Another thing that was resolved is that if any car is damaged during these Saturday tests there will also be a additional amount to cover your repair.

At first, it was evaluated to give each team one million dollars, but the smaller teams shouted to the sky understanding that much of that money could be used to improve the performance of the cars.

Once these terms have been agreed, now it only remains for everyone to sign the agreement to use this format in the Great Britain GP's (July 17), Italy (11 of September) and Brazil (November 6).

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