“Great feedback from everyone in the sport”- F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has claimed that there will be further discussions on sprint racing.
The idea of adding excitement into Formula 1 by adding sprint races has received mixed reviews from the stakeholders of the sport. It all depended upon where they lie in the spectrum.
However, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has appreciated the feedback received to him on sprint races, even if there is a huge contrast in opinions.
“The idea that we have shared – and I think has received great feedback from everyone in the sport – is that we will try to figure out something that will give us a qualifying on Friday, [then] Saturday a sprint race that will determine the grid order for the Sunday race,” he said.
“That will give us the thrill of a great weekend that will be beneficial to all the parties involved,” Domenicali told those taking part in a Liberty Media investor call this week.”
“This is something that we are debating with the teams and the FIA in the next weeks in order to present the final format before the start of the season in Bahrain.”
“Our objective is to try to offer to the people that are coming to the event, to the people that are watching television, to the people that are really a fan of Formula 1, something that is exciting.”
Ferrari gave their approval.
Meanwhile, the heavyweights of F1- Ferrari, which has the influence to lobby decisions in their favour, have reportedly supported the sprint races’ introduction.
“We are obviously very engaged in the discussions with F1 and the FIA,” Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is quoted as saying by the GPFans website.
“I think we are practical in discussions,” he said. “The discussion, at least for the moment, seems to be promising for a good outcome, but still, I think we need to look at all the details. Details will make a difference in this respect.
“We believe that making changes for more spectacle and eventually for unpredictable races will be great,” he added. “We support a change because that change will somehow achieve those goals and objectives.”