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F1 sprint races set to be confirmed after financial deal agreed

Sam Hall Wednesday 7 April 2021 15:01 - Updated: 15:08 Formula 1 is set to confirm its plans to press ahead with sprint races after agreeing financial terms with the 10 teams. The sport is keen to trial a new weekend format with sprint races replacing the current qualifying session on a Saturday afternoon. Article continues under video Whilst all 10 teams were supportive of the concept, the financial implications of contesting three extra races had caused a stumbling block preventing further progress from being made. The problems were caused by the introduction of a strict $145million cost cap this season, a cap within which teams must simultaneously develop its 2021 car as well as...
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