ÿAs an official, the FIA Formula One Committee unanimously approved the adoption of the sprint level this afternoon, as if they were a race. In the three Grands Prix this season, there are two in Europe, and there is one outside, assuming it is Britain, Italy and Brazil, although they have not yet been officially released. In these appointments, there will be only two free exercises, each for one hour.
The purpose is to encourage employees to turn the qualifying game into an official small game starting on Saturday. The winner will get 3 points, the second and third, and This also determines the starting grid on Sunday, which will be the way to reach the end in the sprint event.
Friday will be the first qualifying match after the free practice, with the corresponding Q1, Q2 and Q3, so as to determine the grid for the Sprint classification on Saturday. The estimated duration is 100 kilometers, that is about 25-30 minutes, without having to stop to change tires.
Since only soft tires are allowed, the tire rules will be changed in this session. As a result, teams and drivers will be free to participate in Sunday’s races on any composite material without having to use qualified tires in the second quarter.
There will be no podium ceremony, Since the honor will remain a privilege of the top three places in the Sunday Grand Prix, the winner will receive the ParcFermé trophy, which is similar to the tires that the Speedman received from Pirelli.
Similarly, for the sprint qualifying competition, a more moderate qualifying process will be adopted. Like the non-Kvids period of the Grand Prix, the media and guests are allowed to enter the qualifying competition, but moments like the national anthem will only be on Sundays. During the game. .
If the FP1 or qualifying race is played in wet conditions, the team will receive another set of intermediate tires, but the used tires must be returned before the Sprint qualifying race. If it is declared wet, the team can return a set of intermediate or later used tires to replace with new tires.
On the other hand, the rule prohibits changes to the main components in ParcFermé Prevent the fleet from setting up special qualified vehicles At the same time, they limit the number of hours required to prepare the car for the next day. However, allow some leeway when reconfiguring the car to make Saturday’s FP2 session more useful.
For example, if the front wing is damaged in Sprint qualifying and the team runs out of the latest specifications of the front wing, they can use the previously used specifications without any penalty. In the past, whether it was a new component or an old component, a specification change would result in a fine.
Between Friday’s qualifying and Saturday’s sprint qualifying, in addition to braking, the team can also change or adjust the suspension elements (springs and shock absorbers) or change the camber or height.