Formula 1: Sprint format could become standard approach to grand prix weekend

But he said there was “no reason” why having a one-third distance race in addition to qualifying and the grand prix could not be used at all events in future. It could evolve that way, but if it does, it will be because it’s the best thing to do,” Brawn said. “We are taking it carefully step by step and off the back of six you can decide whether you want to increase the number,” Brawn said. The result of this race – one-third the distance of a grand prix – sets the grid for the main event. “Talking to the drivers about the sprint, they’ve said Friday is great now because they get in and get an hour of practice and they have to go for it.

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