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Formula One Considering Stand-alone Sprint Races in 2022

Formula One may flip dash races into stand-alone occasions subsequent 12 months with extra factors on supply and separate from Sunday’s essential grand prix, mentioned motorsport managing director Ross Brawn.

The dash format is being experimented with at three rounds this season, for the second time on this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with qualifying on Friday and a Saturday 100km race deciding the grid for Sunday.

Points are awarded for the highest three drivers, in a 3-2-1 system.

One proposal into account is for pole to be awarded on Friday, as an alternative of Saturday, with that qualifying session legitimate for each races.

“I believe that might be most likely the important thing difficulty, whether or not we make one other step and make it stand-alone,” Brawn advised motorsport.com.

“I believe that we’ll have to take a look at the variety of factors awarded, and the way will we decide the beginning grid. So ought to it simply be what was performed on Friday?

“(Red Bull’s Sergio) Perez dropped out at Silverstone (the primary dash) after which clearly his Sunday race was closely compromised. So ought to we decide the beginning order on Friday for each Saturday and Sunday?”

Brawn mentioned the stand-alone concept had been prompt by numerous drivers.

He mentioned there can be no mixing of codecs, with the dash stored as a method to find out Sunday’s grid or as a stand-alone.

TOO SOON

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto mentioned it was nonetheless too quickly to determine and prompt a reverse grid race on Saturday, with these main the championship lining up on the again.

“I believe that for the present and the spectacle, it may be of curiosity,” he mentioned.

“At the very begin of the dialogue of the mini race format, as Ferrari we have been those proposing it.”

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost mentioned it was necessary to not undermine the principle occasion.

“I believe this new format is a good suggestion as a result of we’ve got now on Friday a spotlight which is qualifying, on Saturday this dash qualifying and on Sunday the race,” mentioned the Austrian.

“But after all we at all times should do every little thing that the spotlight of the weekend should be the race on Sunday.”

Alf Romeo’s Fred Vasseur and McLaren’s Andreas Seidl mentioned Formula One needed to full the take a look at occasions first and conduct an intensive evaluation. The third is scheduled for Brazil in November.

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