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F1: six races planned in 2022 with the new ‘sprint’ formula

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(ANSA) – PARIS, 01 NOV – “In principle, we have agreed with the teams to organize six sprint qualifying races next year”. This is what Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn said in a virtual press conference after the three GPs of 2021. In this new format of Grand Prix, traditional qualifying (ie the fight for pole) is brought forward from Saturday to Friday. .

Their result sets the starting grid for a first sprint race of around 100km (30 minutes) on Saturday, whose ranking in turn determines the grid for Sunday’s main race (300km).

The new format launched at Silverstone last July and in Monza in September will return in style to Brazil from 12 to 14 November. After this third test, the question will arise of improving it in 2022 (where 23 GPs are scheduled). “Our point of view is that we should take new incremental measures next year – continues Brawn – Partly because we will have new cars and we must first measure the impact” of this technical regulation change. “There are several things on the table – adds Brawn – First of all, attribute the pole position to whoever qualifies with the fastest time and not to the winner of the sprint race. Then, increase the number of points awarded during the sprint race (currently 3 for the first position, 2 for the second and 1 for the third) “so that there is more interest in going fast”. (ANSA).

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