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Masi explains sprint qualifying penalty process

F1 race director Michael Masi has confirmed the process of applying penalties that stem from sprint qualifying, which debuts at the British Grand Prix. The new format makes its bow on the Saturday afternoon at Silverstone on a trial basis, with the intention of spicing up the race weekend and adding a different dimension to the action. The usual one-hour qualifying session has been moved to the Friday evening. That will set the grid for sprint qualifying, a 17-lap ‘race’, the result of which determines the starting order for Sunday’s main event which takes place as normal. With drivers potentially pushing hard to try and force their way up the order for the start of the grand prix,...
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