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Sprint qualifying must ‘prove itself' – Marko

Apr.28 Formula 1 is open to scrapping the brand new sprint qualifying format if it does not 'prove itself' this season. That is the claim of Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko, following the sport's announcement that a 100km Saturday sprint race awarding 3 points to the winner will be trialled at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos in 2021. 'We'll only know that after the three test runs,' Marko told Sport1 when asked if the new format will be a success. 'If the system does not prove itself, Formula 1 will return to the conventional format. But we are basically open to giving the sprint races a chance to establish themselves.' The Austrian said Red Bull's strategists are also happy that the...
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