Formula One is left divided over adding more sprint races to the 2023 calendar after the FIA blocked the move… to instead focus on the apparent vendetta against Lewis Hamilton and his jewellery

Formula One is divided over whether to add more sprint races to next year’s calendar after the FIA on Tuesday blocked the move and instead concentrated on what seemed like a vendetta against Lewis Hamilton wearing jewellery while he drives. FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem chaired a meeting in London of the F1 Commission via Zoom from Dubai. On the subject of sprint races, the proposal put forward by F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali, and backed by all 10 teams, was to stage six sprints next year, rising from three this season. But Ben Sulayem demanded more money from F1 — the commercial wing of the sport — to compensate for the extra costs involved in staging the events, to the disgruntlement of the teams.

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