During a meeting in Jeddah, the top of the royal class has unveiled the plans for 2022 to the teams. After reports from Autosport, several sources confirm that, as reported earlier, this concerns six of the 23 race weekends in which a sprint race on Saturday will replace the starting grid. Sunday will determine.
The proposal is now to do that in Bahrain (season opener), Imola, Spielberg, Montreal, Zandvoort and São Paulo. The plan is not yet final and should take shape in the near future. This also applies to the exact interpretation of the sprint races, which were already experimented this year in Silverstone, Monza and São Paulo.
For example, there is still discussion about the financial side of the matter. This year, teams were compensated, on top of the current budget cap, in the event of a Saturday crash. In addition, Ross Brawn – the sporting director of Formula 1 – previously announced that there may be more points to be earned during the sprint race in 2022 than just for the top-3 (3, 2 and 1 point), as is the case this year. is. In addition, it is his preference to award the official pole position to the fastest man during qualifying on Friday, and not to the driver who wins the sprint race on Saturday.