Sprint races in doubt over money dispute

Formula 1’s sprint race plans for 2022 remain up in the air – because of a dispute about money. The sport’s administration was happy with the three-race trial of the new sprint qualifying format in 2021, and intended to at least double the number of sprints this year. A title sponsor for the sprints – crypto.com – has been brought on board by Formula 1, while Bahrain, Imola, Montreal, Spielberg, Zandvoort and Interlagos are understood to be short-listed as the likely venues for 2022. “There is clear evidence that there was hardly any damage to the cars in the sprint races last year,” he told the German magazine.

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