Formula 1 will contain not three but six sprint races next season. The international motorsport federation FIA has authorized the inclusion of three additional sprint races in the calendar.
During race weekends, the sprint races, which took place for the first time last season, are always held on Saturdays. As additional races between qualifying, which will take place on Friday, and the main race on Sunday. The result of the sprint race determines the starting order of the main race.
For drivers, a sprint race is an opportunity to score extra points for World Cup position. This season the top 8 in the sprint race will receive points, last year it was only the top 3. The winner gets eight.
Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali is happy with the expansion: “The sprint gives action over three days, giving the drivers something to fight for already on Friday, until the main race on Sunday. adds more drama and excitement to the weekend.” It is not yet known where the sprint races will take place.
2023 Race Calendar
Last week it was announced that the Formula 1 calendar in 2023 was just a bit fuller than this year. The number of races will be expanded with two grand prix, from 22 to 24 weekends.
The Monegasques applauded, because the Monaco GP is still on the program after contractual vagaries. May 28 to be exact. The F1 Circus will visit the United States three times next season. In addition to Miami and Texas, there will also be races in Las Vegas. The Dutch GP will take place in Zandvoort a week earlier than this year, namely on August 27, 2023.
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