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Sprint races won't sell tickets, says ex-McLaren chief

After the curiosity has died down, former F1 team boss Eric Boullier says sprint races won't entice fans to attend grand prix weekends. In a bid to up the ante, and draw more fans into buying weekend tickets instead of just those for race days, Formula 1 is set to introduce sprint races this season. The proposal has been given the go-ahead by the team bosses, who agreed to it on condition that they receive around $500,000 to cover the expenses that the sprint races will incur. Added to that, they will also receive additional funds if one of their cars, or both, suffers major damage as a result of a crash during sprint qualifying. Silverstone is expected to host the first of the sprint...
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