This is the new qualifying system and sprint race approved by F1




The Formula 1, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the ten teams participating in the World Championship, have reached an agreement this Monday to implement a new classification system and sprint race in three of the great prizes: Britain, Italy Y Brazil.

The new format will consist of a qualifying on Fridays, in the traditional style, which will determine the starting grid for a 100-kilometer sprint race to be held on Saturdays. This race will determine the starting formation for the long race, which will continue to be played on Sunday, and will also award points for the championship to the top three finishers.

“We are excited about this new opportunity to provide a show for our fans,” he explained in an official statement. Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1. “Watching the drivers fight for three days will be an incredible experience and I’m sure the drivers will enjoy it.”

This is the full Sprint Qualifying format:


A first 60-minute free practice session in the morning with two sets of tires at the free choice of the teams.

Normal qualifying format in the afternoon with five sets of soft tires available.


Second free practice sessions of 60 minutes in the morning with a set of tires to be chosen by the teams.

Classification with a sprint race of 100 kilometers in the afternoon with two sets of tires at the teams’ free choice.


Typical distance Grand Prix (over 300 kilometers) with the remaining two sets of tires.

The three major prizes chosen to test the new format in the 2021 season are Great Britain (Silverstone), Italy (Monza) and Brazil (Interlagos). Therefore, the first opportunity to see the system up and running will be on July 16, at Silverstone.

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