Formula 1's proposal to trial a Saturday afternoon Sprint Race has received "broad support" from the sport's team. But what do you, our readers, think of the novel concept?
In a bid to provide fans at home and in the grandstands with more entertainment on Saturday afternoon, F1 is considering the idea of changing its traditional qualifying format at three races this season.
The idea, promoted by F1 boss Stefano Domenicali, would involve a 100-kilometer sprint race, the result of which would not only determine Sunday's grid but would also award championship points to drivers.
The starting positions for the short mad dash on Saturday would be set by a qualifying session held on Friday afternoon in place of FP2.
The proposal was tabled in Thursday's virtual meeting of the F1 Commission, and teams appear to be keeping an open mind about the concept, pending the results of a working group tasked with evaluating all aspects - practical, logistical and financial - of the idea.
The three venues where the sprint race format would be trialed are Montreal, Monza and Interlagos; three circuits that typically produce thrilling battles up and down the field.
"All teams recognised the major importance of engaging fans in new and innovative ways to ensure an even more exciting weekend format,” said an FIA statement.
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