Sprint Races

‘Complete bulls**t’: Sebastian Vettel lashes out

It’s incredible to think that the reverse grid Sprint races are seriously being considered for 2024, five years on from Sebastian Vettel comically labelling the idea as “complete bulls**t”. Since Sprint races were first introduced in 2021, they’ve been met with large waves of criticism, due to them often being uneventful. Roll back the clock


Lewis Hamilton backtracks on accusation

Lewis Hamilton’s stance on reverse grid races being introduced has changed drastically, after he accused those suggesting it back in 2019 as not knowing “what they’re talking about”. With the Sprint format set to be tweaked for 2024, several suggestions have been made as to what could make the 100km race more entertaining. One suggestion


2024 Sprint race venues confirmed, China and Miami included

It’s finally been confirmed which six venues will host a Sprint race in 2024, with the list consisting of two circuits which have never hosted a Sprint weekend. For 2024, the Sprint races will take place in China, Miami, Austria, Austin, Brazil and Qatar; however, the format going forwards is still being discussed by the


Max Verstappen questions new format despite FIA compensation

2021 saw sprint races introduced into Formula 1 for the very first time, as the FIA sought to make race weekends more entertaining and increase viewer numbers on Fridays and Saturdays. Some fans prefer to only watch qualifying and the main race, choosing not to tune into Friday’s practice session, meaning that the introduction of


Pierre Gasly claims Formula 1 is running sprint races just for money

2021 saw the introduction of a new race weekend format in Formula 1, with the sport trialling sprint races for the first time. Silverstone saw the first use of the format, with qualifying being move to Friday before a 100km race, requiring no pit stops, takes place on Saturday to decide the starting grid for


Formula 1 to make big changes after announcing 6 sprint races for 2023

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali was proud to confirm that six sprint races will take place in 2023, something which has resulted in a wide range of opinions from across the F1 community. Sprint races were initially trialled in 2021 at the British, Italian and Brazilian Grand Prix, before they were confirmed once again for

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Two F1 teams lobbying for budget adjustment revealed – Report

Red Bull and Mercedes have reportedly emerged as two of the teams that would like to have the budget cap increased by $5 million in 2022. Amid significant alterations to the technical regulations for 2022, the teams have had to adopt entirely new design philosophies ahead of the new season. This also applies to the

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc at Imola 2021 - Formula1news.co.uk

Leclerc Reveals His Position On Driver Salary Cap

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has said he doesn’t support plans for a driver salary cap in Formula 1. The Monegasque is one of the highest-paid drivers on the current F1 grid, with the Scuderia paying him $12 million per year. READ: Red Bull Poach Senior Mercedes Engineer For New Powertrains Division Commenting on the proposed