‘Just scrap the whole thing’: Max Verstappen calls on F1 chiefs to dump the new sprint format – saying he was ‘BORED’ during the Baku shootout – as he goes on the warpath AGAIN after clashing with George Russell

Max Verstappen has called on Formula One bosses to dump the ‘artificial excitement’ of the new sprint format introduced this weekend in Baku. That is what we have to try to aim for and not to implement this artificial excitement. I like racing, I am a pure racer and this is more for the show. ‘It feels like a football match when one team is winning 3-0 and then suddenly you just reset it to 0-0 and you go again. Referring to the new sprint shootout, Verstappen added: ‘I got bored qualifying (on Saturday) to be honest. ‘I like to have one qualifying (for the grand prix) where you put everything in it.

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