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Martin Brundle has downplayed concerns the drivers will take it easy in sprint qualy, adamant they’ll want to “maximise the opportunity”.
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn wants the trial of sprint qualifying to lay the foundations for further experiments.
F1 race director Michael Masi has confirmed the process of applying penalties that stem from sprint qualifying, which debuts at the British Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton fears British Grand Prix fans will not enjoy too much excitement from sprint qualifying’s debut at Silverstone.
Ross Brawn has clarified that the sprint qualifying winner will be considered the pole-sitter for the grand prix that weekend.
Ross Brawn says the number of sprint qualifying events could double to six next season – and increase further still in future years.
Formula 1’s first weekend trialling a new format will feature a Friday evening qualifying session at the British Grand Prix.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says he is open to see if sprint races “put themselves on the map” in Formula 1.
Ross Brawn says that Sunday’s races are still the main focus of F1 Grand Prix weekends, following the introduction of sprint qualifying.
Haas chief Guenther Steiner says details still need to be “ironed out” as F1 teams prepare for further talks in Bahrain about the proposed new ‘Sprint Qualifying’.
A new name appears to have been finalised for the format change F1 will trial this year, with ‘Sprint Qualifying’ due to be discussed in Bahrain on Saturday evening.
He may never get to contest one, but Nico Hulkenberg has dismissed the plan for Formula 1 sprint races as “rubbish”.
Williams boss Simon Roberts has specified some of the issues teams want clarifying about proposed sprint races – including the awarding of points.