FORMULA ONE has approved plans for Saturday’s three short sprint races, where championship points will go to the top three finishers.
Here’s the latest revision to the rules to add excitement to a weekend race.
British GP at Silverstone, Italian GP at Monza and Sao Paulo Grand Prix have been prepared for three sprint races.
The results of those 100km races will then determine the grid for the Grands Prix, which will be run as usual on Sunday on a full track.
Formula one Team leader Stefano Domenicali said: “We are delighted that this new opportunity will give our fans a more compelling weekend run in 2021.
“Seeing the drivers fight it for three days will be a great experience and I’m sure the drivers will enjoy the fight.
“I’m glad all the teams are supportive of this plan and it is a testament to our united efforts to continue to attract fans in new ways while ensuring we remain committed. with our sports heritage and background. “
FIA President Jean Todt applauded F1’s plan to spice up the action and said it has the full support of 10 teams and regulators.
He added: “I am delighted to see that Formula One is looking for new ways to interact with fans and broaden the spectacle of a weekend race.
“It is made possible by the ongoing partnership between FIA, Formula One and all teams.
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“F1 is proving to be stronger than ever with all stakeholders working together in this way and much work has been done to ensure that the Sports, Technical and Financial aspects of this format is fair. “
HOW IT WILL WORK IN SILVERSTONE, MONZA AND INTERLAGOS
Friday – Practice 1 in 60 minutes. After that, pass the qualifier on the regular Q1, Q2 and Q3 format to determine the grid for the Sprint.
Saturday – Practice 2 in 60 minutes. Then there is the Sprint Race with 3 points going to the winner, 2 for the runner-up and one for the third.
Sunday – Grand Prix on full track, the net will be the graded result from the sprint.