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F1’s new ‘sprint qualifying’ race proposal gets green light for 2021

Formula 1 will trial a new race format at three grands prix during the 2021 season after its proposal to introduce sprint qualifying races was approved ahead of this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix. Following lengthy discussions, F1 chiefs and the 10 teams have formally agreed to try out a radical experiment to shake-up the weekend format at three races this year.  The new format was agreed following a meeting of the F1 Commission on Monday, where all the teams, the FIA and the commercial rights holder had to vote. 28 votes were required for the proposals to be approved with each team having one vote, while the FIA and the commercial rights holder had 10 votes each.  The...
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