Formula One will stage six dash races in 2023, double the variety of the format that has proved a preferred addition to grand prix weekends up to now two seasons. Which circuits will host the 100 kilometre sprint held on the Saturday have but to be decided, F1 mentioned on Tuesday. Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos hosted sprints after they first appeared on the calendar final 12 months, with Imola and Austria’s Red Bull Ring circuit adopted by Interlagos once more chosen this time period. “Sprint sessions provide an exciting dynamic to the race weekend format and have proven to be popular over the past two seasons,” mentioned Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the FIA, the game’s governing physique.
“I am sure that this positive trend will continue and am pleased that the World Motor Sport Council has today given its approval for them to go ahead,” he added.
F1 chief Stefano Domenicali was equally enthusiastic on the improve in variety of a format which he mentioned “adds a new dimension to Formula 1”.
At dash weekends, qualifying is switched to Friday, with the ending order of Saturday’s race shaping the grid for the grand prix 24 hours later.
This season the dash’s factors system have been strengthed, with the highest three house gaining eight, seven and 6 factors respectively down to 1 level for eighth place.
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“The feedback from the fans, teams, promoters, and partners has been very positive,” he added.
At Imola’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in April world champion and runaway sequence chief Max Verstappen hit the factors jackpot for the weekend, rising with a most 34 factors after successful the dash, the grand prix and setting the quickest lap.
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