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F1 should tweak new ‘sprint race' idea – Ecclestone

Feb.22 Bernie Ecclestone is worried Formula 1 could make a grave mistake with the new ‘sprint race' format. Friday qualifying and a Saturday sprint race will be trialled at three races this year. So far, the idea is being backed by the teams. 'If you never try anything, you'll never know what will work,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. 'DNA is important, but we have to admit that some of the races are boring. Abu Dhabi was great for us, but probably pretty monotonous for the crowd. 'At the end of the day, Formula 1 is entertainment and sports fans have plenty of others to choose from. 'If this doesn't bring the desired results, we can always back away from the experiment,'...
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