The format is designed to increase the action on the track and attract fans in an innovative way.
The FIA Formula One Commission unanimously approved this Monday the adoption of a sprint qualifying session in three Grand Prix of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.
These sprint classifications will be in two European venues and one non-European.
“The format is designed to increase the action on the track and engage fans in an innovative way. It also strikes the right balance to reward drivers and teams for their merits while giving others the opportunity to fight on Saturday to increase your chances on Sunday, “reports the championship organization.
Thus, on Friday there will be a qualifying session after the first free practice sessions that will determine the grid for the sprint qualifying session on Saturday.
The results of Saturday’s sprint qualifying session will determine the starting grid for Sunday’s race.
The top three finishers in Saturday’s sprint qualifying session will receive 3, 2 and 1 points.