F1: Plans to increase number sprint races to six in 2023 held up by dispute

A plan to double the number of Formula 1 ‘sprint’ events next season is being held up by governing body the FIA. But the FIA said in a statement that it was “evaluating the impact of the proposal on its trackside operations and personnel”. Senior sources have told BBC Sport they were surprised by FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem’s stance, which has annoyed F1 and a number of the teams. The FIA said it would “provide its feedback to the Commission” at a subsequent meeting. Finally, F1 will trial a reduction in the number of tyre sets used by each team on a grand prix weekend from 13 to 11 at two events in 2023, again on sustainability grounds.

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