“Sprint races or whatever they’re going to be called” – Renault’s successor Alpine reveal the potential name of F1 sprint races.
Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski has potentially revealed the name of the proposed F1 sprint races this season. According to the proposal, 100km sprint races will be trialed at three races this season, on Saturdays. This would help form the grid for the main event on Sunday.
“Sprint races or whatever they’re going to be called, ‘super qualifying’, it’s excitement over three days, really. You’re going to qualify on the Friday, we’re going to race on Saturday and race again on Sunday.
“We’re going to go a lot less prepared into qualifying. For the fans, whether at the circuit or at home, it is three days of excitement. So let’s try a new format. It’s a great opportunity to see if that’s something we want to carry over into next season.”
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F1 sprint races and main races to have different celebrations
Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the F1 sprint races and the main event races will have ‘different’ celebrations. This will ensure the classiness and traditional theme of champagne-laden podium celebration remains intact.
“We have to make sure that there is a difference between the iconic celebration of the race.
“It is the iconic moment at the end of the event, Sunday afternoon, that’s the peak of the sports event and that has to be kept separate from the other moments. So the most important celebration will still be Sunday afternoon and not Saturday.”
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