“We need to see”– Sebastian Vettel feels that Formula 1 intends to offer more than just excitement by bringing the sprint races.
Formula 1 this week confirmed that the sprint races would debut in the top tier competition this year at three different venues. The idea of sprint races has brought mixed reviews, but the governing body is determined to make it happen.
Amidst all of this, Sebastian Vettel is curious about the idea and assumed that F1 probably intends two things: to add excitement, but he is unaware of the second.
“We need to see,” said Vettel. “Obviously it’s decided so we’ll give it a go. The reasoning behind this, there’s probably two ways to explain it but the official one is that should be more exciting. We’ll see if it’s more exciting. I hope it is.”
Should scrap if it doesn’t work
Vettel shows no opposition to the idea and has also stated that F1 should be ready to scrap the concept if it doesn’t sit well with the sport’s stakeholders.
“If it turns out to be more exciting and the people like it, then maybe we’ll all have to sort of reset and adapt. If they don’t like it and we don’t like it then we should go back. I’m generally against creating a mess on purpose, otherwise, you just might roll the dice.”
“But we’ll see. Hopefully the cars get closer and closer to each other so we don’t need to think about more of these things. But as I said, now I’m pretty open and we’ll see how it turns out.”
F1’s main idea is to add relevance across the Grand Prix weekend, with the Fridays lacking excitement during the whole event. With this, the sprint races can keep the viewers even more engaged.