Race weekends that includes the dash qualifiers may have a tweaked format.© AFP
Method One has unanimously accredited the adoption of ‘dash’ qualifying at three Grands Prix this season, the organisers introduced on Monday. The dash qualifying over a distance of 100 kilometres will decide the GP grid and provides the highest three finishers championship factors, F1 stated in an announcement. It stated the dash classes, that are “designed to extend the on-track motion”, would happen at two European races and at one race exterior Europe. Web site Autosport reported the 2 European sprints might be held at July’s British GP at Silverstone and the Italian GP at Monza in September.
“I’m delighted that each one the groups supported this plan, and it’s a testomony to our united efforts to proceed to have interaction our followers in new methods whereas making certain we stay dedicated to the heritage and meritocracy of our sport,” stated F1 chief government Stefano Domenicali.
Race weekends that includes the dash qualifiers may have a tweaked format, with an everyday qualifying session primarily based on the quickest single lap after the primary free apply on the Friday. That session will decide the grid for Saturday’s dash qualifying.
The driving force who comes high within the dash, which can happen after the second free apply, will accumulate three championship factors, the second-placed driver will take two factors and third finisher may have one level.
“It additionally strikes the correct stability of rewarding drivers and groups on advantage whereas additionally giving others the prospect to battle their method via the sector on Saturday to extend their race probabilities on Sunday,” stated F1.
The brand new format must be ratified by motorsport governing physique FIA, whose subsequent assembly is scheduled for July 9.