The six Grands Prix that Formula 1 has selected to hold “sprint” events in 2023 are those in Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, the United States, and Brazil.
Formula 1 sprint races Following a study of the courses that would be most appropriate and negotiations of business arrangements with the race organisers, the list was decided upon.
Because F1 claims that sprint events boost income and television audiences, the number of sprint competitions is growing.
The event will follow the same structure as the sprint weekends this year.
The starting lineup for the primary grand Prix is determined by a brief race on Saturday in which the top eight finishers receive points.
Standard qualifying, which usually takes place on Saturday, is rescheduled to Friday afternoon to set the grid for the sprint.
The first sprint will take place in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 28–30. Depending on whether F1 replaces the cancelled Chinese Grand Prix, this race will either be the third or fourth of the season.
The Austrian competition will take place from June 30 to July 2, followed by Belgium from July 28 to July 30, Qatar on October 6 to 8 in Austin, Texas, and Brazil on November 3 to 5.
F1 has been honing its study of which venues are most suitable for sprint competitions.
It had planned to conduct a sprint competition in Saudi Arabia from March 17–19, the second race of the year, but Saudi officials baulked at the amount required.
According to an F1 announcement announcing the six sprint races, the Austrian sprint race saw a 39% increase in spectators in 2022 compared to qualifying at the same race the previous year.
The first two years of the F1 Sprint races have received an overwhelmingly good response, according to Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of F1.
With six events scheduled for the next year, including our first US F1 sprint in Austin, we are eager to provide fans with even more action.
“The addition of the F1 sprint has produced a race weekend that comprises three days of intense racing action and adds greater entertainment for sports fans as well as value for key stakeholders including teams, broadcasters, partners, and host venues.”