Although the sprint races have divided the opinion of the experts, the people in charge of Formula 1 explained that they obtained extremely positive comments from the fans.
For this reason, motorsport’s top flight is looking to expand the number of sprint-formatted events to six by 2023, but these plans have been put on hold pending approval from FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem .
However, the lack of action at the Red Bull Ring last weekend – with the top four positions unchanged – sparked further debate over whether or not Spielberg’s venue is the right place for a future sprint race to take place. short or medium term.
After Austria did not run as an exciting race like other sprints, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he is convinced Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali will do the right thing to ensure the 2023 venues are suitable: “If there is one person I trust to choose the right races, it is Stefano [Domenicali]. He will have seen the race in Austria and will take it into account.”
Despite believing F1 can do better with speed racing, the Austrian argued that part of the ultimate problem in producing memorable quotes is the disparity in performance between teams: “I think the reason racing is less fun is because there is too much difference in performance between the teams.
“If Verstappen disappears into the distance, the two Ferraris are the only spectacle of the event, while we are in the middle of nowhere, in no man’s land. You can never have a good sprint race.”
Although the sprint events did not provide much excitement on Saturday, Formula 1 organizers noted an increase in spectator interest, mainly thanks to the fact that a race weekend includes three days of action.
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