How F1’s Sprint format has changed for the 2022 season

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Formulation 1 will stage three extra 'Dash' occasions this yr, however there have been some key modifications to the format and rules, as RacingNews365.com explains.

					How F1's Sprint format has changed for the 2022 season

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Formulation 1’s first Dash of the season might be held on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with some variations in comparison with final yr’s trio of occasions.

Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos had been the chosen venues for 2021’s trials, which noticed qualifying moved to Friday night, adopted by a 100-kilometre Dash race on Saturday – the results of which decided the beginning grid for the Grand Prix itself.

Given the success of the occasions, F1 bosses initially wished to double the variety of Dash races for 2022, together with the season opener in Bahrain, however these plans hit a stumbling block as a consequence of a stand-off with among the groups.

These groups had been understood to be in search of an allowance alongside F1’s funds cap, in gentle of the elevated prices and dangers of collaborating within the extra proposed races over the course of the season.

Ultimately, a compromise was reached, and stakeholders agreed that three extra Dash races can be held this season, capturing the upcoming occasion at Imola, the Austrian Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix.

A brand new factors system and a pole place clarification

Whereas the general variety of Dash occasions stays the identical, there are a number of modifications of notice for the 2022 sequence.

To start out with, a modified points-scoring system has been outlined so as to add larger significance to the Dash races. Whereas factors had been solely awarded to the highest
three finishers in 2021, it will lengthen to the highest eight.

The winner of the Dash will obtain eight factors, and second place will obtain
seven, with this persevering with in descending order down to 1 level for
ending eighth – which means a lot extra prizes might be up for grabs.

In the meantime, after complaints from a number of drivers, there might be an adjustment to how pole place is utilized on Dash weekends – and added to the report books.

Beforehand, pole place went to the winner of the Dash, however it will now be awarded to the motive force who units the quickest time in Q3 throughout Friday’s qualifying session.

Nonetheless, the motive force who wins the Dash will nonetheless begin Sunday’s most important Grand Prix in first.

2022 F1 Emilia Romagna GP schedule

Date Occasion Time (BST) Time (native)
Friday 22 April Apply 1 12:30-13:30 13:30-14:30
Friday 22 April Qualifying 16:00-17:00 17:00-18:00
Saturday 23 April Apply 2 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:30
Saturday 23 April Dash 15:30-16:30 16:30-17:30
Sunday 24 April Race 14:00 15:00

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					How F1's Sprint format has changed for the 2022 season

					How F1's Sprint format has changed for the 2022 season

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