What is F1 Sprint Shootout?

FORMULA 1 will introduce a new Sprint weekend format beginning at the upcoming Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Sprint Shootout will replace the second practice session that would normally take place on Saturday morning. Friday afternoon will now be the stand-alone qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix grid on Sunday. The Saturday sprint formally impacted the grid for the GP, however, that will be no more in the new format. Sprint Shootout will dictate the order for the shortened 100km race that will follow on the Saturday. Sprint Saturday (Top-eight receive points and the finish order will not impact the Grand Prix grid).

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