This Monday it became official that the Formula 1 it will have three different races from the rest of the calendar. The famous and controversial ‘Sprint races’ will take place in three venues of the season, although it was only known that two will be in Europe and another in a ‘non-European’ venue. The new format was approved this Monday and was released by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
«Formula 1 will debut with the sprint qualifying format in three Grand Prize in 2021, after the agreement reached between the FIA, Formula 1 and the 10 teams in the paddock, with two European venues and one non-European to host the form, and these venues will be announced in due course, ”says the statement that gave to know the category this Monday.
Grand Prix weekends will be completely different from what we are used to. The action will begin on Friday and end on Sunday, until then there are no changes. However, every Grand Prix day will be of vital importance to the aspirations of the teams and the drivers. The first day, on Friday there will be a classification, which will decide the grid for the ‘Sprint race on Saturday’.
For its part, on Saturday there will be this race that joins the Grand Prix. This ‘Sprint’ will consist of 100 kilometers. The results of this test will decide the starting grid for the final test on Sunday, which will be the usual one every weekend. There will be two training sessions. One on Friday and one on Saturday, before the sprint race.
“We are delighted with this new opportunity that will provide our fans with a more engaging racing weekend. Watching the drivers fight for three days will be an incredible experience and I’m sure the drivers will enjoy the fight. I am delighted that all teams have supported this plan, “said the CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali.
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