F1 considering additional title: 'We're thinking of different things'

15-09-2021 12:24 | Updated: 15-09-2021 14:00
by GPblog.com
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F1 considering additional title: 'We're thinking of different things'

Last weekend in Italy the second sprint race of the season was held. After Silverstone, Monza was the stage for the short race on Saturday that serves as qualifying for the race on Sunday. There will be a third sprint race in Brazil, but Formula 1 is already very enthusiastic.

Verstappen and Bottas big winners

Four drivers have managed to score points in a sprint race so far. Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas are the clear winners of the new concept. The Dutchman won at Silverstone and has already scored five points, while Bottas did very well with four points and victory at Monza. Lewis Hamilton scored two points at Silverstone and Daniel Ricciardo scored one at Monza.

In Brazil, at the Interlagos circuit, the third and final sprint race of this season will take place. Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali told Sport Bild that he already sees it as a success. "The reactions, the tension and the pace are great," he said. It therefore seems likely that the concept will return next year. "We are currently rethinking the format, but I can imagine we could have seven sprint races over the course of the championship."

Introducing new title in F1

Formula One's drive for innovation doesn't seem to stop with the introduction of sprint races, however. "We are thinking of several things, for example the introduction of a Grand Slam, an additional title like in tennis. Whoever wins the F1 Sprint title and the championship is the winner of the Grand Slam." With this, Formula 1 has a clear goal in mind. " Formula 1 must change and must become interesting for the younger audience," said Domenicali

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