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Ricciardo hopes Sprint Races ‘not manipulated or artificial'

Daniel Ricciardo says he is “open-minded” towards the concept of a Sprint Race in Formula 1 so long as it is “not manipulated or artificial.” A working group is in the process of finalising a proposal for a Sprint Race, understood to be around a third the length of a grand prix, to take place on Saturdays at three events this year. The grid for that race will be set by a separate session on Friday, in place of second practice, while the outcome will determine the line-up for Sunday’s grand prix. The format has been proposed after the idea of a reverse grid, which was raised by Formula 1 figures in 2019 and 2020, was rejected by new CEO Stefano Domenicali. “At first I was a...
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