Formula 1 has changed the format of the sprint weekend

Formula 1 has changed the format of the sprint weekend

The first Formula 1 Commission meeting of the year took place in London on Monday 5 February, chaired by FIA Director Single-Seater Racing Nicholas Tombasis and Formula 1 President Stefano Domenicali.

A number of matters were discussed during the meeting and, among other things, a new format of the race weekend with a sprint was approved, which will come into effect in 2024.

The new format is as follows: Friday is the only training and qualifying for the sprint. On Saturday there is a sprint and main qualifying for the race, on Sunday there is a race.

These changes still need to be formally approved at the FIA ​​World Council meeting on February 28.

During the committee meeting, changes were also made to the technical and sporting regulations. A proposal has been approved to increase the number of power stations per season per driver to four in 2024 and 2025.

During a race, DRS can be activated one lap after the start or restarted after the safety car has left the track. Previously, DRS could be used after two laps.

In addition, the Formula 1 Commission discussed a number of topics related to the 2026 regulations, in particular financial issues and sustainability issues. Other minor adjustments to the Technical, Sporting and Financial Regulations for 2024 were approved.

Source: F1 News

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