F1 is all set to increase the number of Sprint races from three to six from 2023 onwards after discussions with FIA.
F1 introduced sprint races back in 2021 to increase the competition and points for the drivers. This move proved to be a popular addition to the sport as fans loved the short but action-packed racing spectacle.
Now, F1 has confirmed that the number of sprint races will be increased from 2023 onwards. FIA had earlier rejected this proposal for 2023.
On Tuesday after a series of discussions with teams and FIA, the World Motor Sport Council approved the move.
FIA is yet to confirm the new venues for the sprint sessions in 2023.
In 2021, Silverstone, Monza, and Interlagos hosted the three sprint races. In 2022 Imola, Red Bull Ring, and Interlagos are hosting the three sprint sessions.
“I am pleased that we can confirm six Sprints will be part of the Championship from 2023 onwards. Building on the success of the new format introduced for the first time in 2021,”
said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“The Sprint provides action across three days with the drivers all fighting for something right from the start on Friday through to the main event on Sunday, adding more drama and excitement to the weekend.
“The feedback from the fans, teams, promoters, and partners has been very positive and the format is adding a new dimension to Formula 1. And we all want to ensure its success in the future.”
Earlier, teams rejected the proposal for 6 sprint races for 2022 because of the costs.
Nevertheless, the teams reached an agreement for 6 sprint races earlier this year for 2023.
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