This weekend will be totally different from what we are used to seeing in the world of Formula 1. For the first time in the history of the category, there will be two races in a single weekend, as this Saturday the first sprint race of the year will take place. With three days of action, the category seeks to attract new fans to its ranks, who are joining the duel between Lewis hamilton Y Max verstappen.
Usually on Fridays the two one-hour sessions of free practice take place. However, starting tomorrow there will be more than fundamental action for the weekend. In addition, this race can be essential for the drivers and teams championship, since a greater number of points will be awarded than is usually awarded.
This Friday will start with the first batch of the day, the training session. The pilots will go out to reconnoitre the circuit and will have an hour to test their components. At the end of this, two hours later, the classification will be developed, that it was usual to see her on Saturdays. However, this will not decide the starting positions of the final race.
Friday’s qualifying will determine the starting grid for Saturday’s sprint race. This sprint race will be much smaller than the usual one, since it will consist of only 100 kilometers. The results of the race will determine the start of the race on Sunday, which will be the usual for all weekends. For example, yes Max verstappen achieves victory, will start first on Sunday. Also, before Saturday’s sprint race, there will be a practice session.
On the other hand, there will be no mandatory pit stop for teams as it is a short race. Another novelty will be that there will be no tire restriction after qualifying (Currently the top ten have to come out on the tires they qualified in Q3). By last, the winner of the short race takes 3 points, the second 2 and the third only 1.
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