In a bid to boost amusement for viewers, Formula 1 carried out trials for a sprint race format on three race weekends in 2021, and soon after re-calibrating the points program and other small aspects, Formula 1 has at last arrived at a structure which is unanimously agreed on by the groups & motorists. Taking it to the up coming level, System 1 declared earlier in the year that it will host six sprint races from 2023 year onwards as a substitute of 3, and it has ultimately announced the venues where these six dash races will be held.

George Russel is the hottest winner of a dash race, owning received 1 at 2022 Brazilian GP.

Future yr, the dash races will be held in Azerbaijan (Baku City Circuit), Austria (Purple Bull Ring), Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), Qatar (Losail Circuit), the United States (Circuit of The Americas) and Brazil (Interlagos). After offering incredible races in 2021 & 2022, Interlagos is returning on the sprint calendar for the third year in a row, creating it the only circuit to host a dash race in all the three seasons. The Purple Bull Ring is the only other returning circuit, having hosted a sprint race in the 2022 year submit the regulation improvements.

The Pink Bull Ring is the only other returning circuit on the dash calendar.

As for the other circuits, it will be attention-grabbing to see how they supply on the sprint races. Spa-Francorchamps and COTA can demonstrate to be the sprint races the place most of the posture alterations take place, as those people tracks provide extended straights with tons of area to pass. Spa though, getting the longest circuit on the F1 calendar, will have the the very least quantity of laps (15) in the sprint race. On the other hand, Baku can also stir up some action far too, with its slim structure and “never ending” begin-end straight, which is also the longest ‘flat-out’ portion on the Formula 1 calendar presently. As for the Losail Circuit, it would be tricky to figure out how the race would go. System 1 has frequented the circuit – which is a plan visual appearance on the MotoGP calendar – only as soon as prior to, and it comprises of speedy & flowing corners, somewhat than difficult braking zones where by passes typically materialize in Formula 1. But regardless of situation modifications, it can however provide a excellent mix of wheel to wheel action.

The dash race winner will make 8 points, but is not going to get awarded with the ‘pole position’ title, which goes to the winner of qualifying.

The Format:

Immediately after 2 a long time of trial, Formula 1 at last has a sprint structure that is agreed upon by every person. Even though there is home for enhancement nonetheless, this is how the format at present stands. On the dash weekends, qualifying will be moved from Saturday afternoon to Friday afternoon, and will have just just one practice session in advance of it (FP1). FP2 will acquire position on Saturday morning followed by the dash race on Saturday afternoon, and the main race on Sunday afternoon. The ending result of qualifying will decide the grid for the dash race, and the winner of the qualifying will also be awarded pole placement. The grid for the principal race will be established in accordance to the ending purchase of the sprint race. The top rated 8 finishers of the sprint race will also be awarded points, with initial put obtaining 8 points, down to P8 obtaining 1 issue. The sprint race goes on for about 1/3rd distance of the grand prix, or 100 km + 1 lap.