F1 changes its sprint format: find out about the new plan for GPsMediotiempo

The F1 This Tuesday made the new format for its six weekends official SprintStarting this Friday Azerbaijan Grand Prix In Baku, the race will include a 30-minute qualifying round and approx 100 free kilometers Qualification and main race.

Since 2021, the format has only been an updated idea since it was released A classification And this Sprint race Saturday determined the starting positions for Sunday’s long race.

How is the new axle format in F1?

With this New formatThe F1 With points at risk it looks for more minute activity on the track and believes “drivers have more incentive to take risks.” Sprint racesNo effects on Sunday.

To accommodate this idea, the system removes Free 2 Friday and Free 3 On Saturday, teams leave only a few free practices on Friday to test.

So, sprint weekends have format Free 1 and qualifying for the feature race on Friday, sprint and race to sprint on Saturday and qualifying for the feature race on Sunday.

Additionally, the Sprint classification reduces its duration to 30 minutes. The Q1, lasting 12 minutes where five slow cars are eliminated; The Q2, where another five pilots were fired, ten; and Q3, which defines the first ten levels, eight minutes. Likewise, the medium tire is mandatory in Q1 and Q2, while the soft is K3.

On the other hand, the F1 Not modified It distributes points For the sprint race: eight to the winner, seven to second place, six to third and eighth place.

In which GP will this format be used?

This new format is Sprint It will be screened in Baku from this Friday Five other Grands Prix this season will be held at: Austria (Red Bull Ring), Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), Qatar (Lucille Circuit), America (America’s Circuit) and Brazil (Interlagos).

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– Azerbaijan Grand Prix Schedule:


  • Free Practice 1: 11:30 am CEST
  • Classification: 15:00


  • Sprint qualifying: 11:30
  • Sprint Race: 15:30


  • Main Match: 1:00 p.m.

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