Formula 1 | Steiner wants two qualifiers for Sprint weekends in F1
Günther Steiner said he would support moves to change the format of the sprint weekend in Formula 1.
Next year the number of sprint weekends will increase from three to six, but the Haas F1 team boss believes the format of these events can be improved.
He would like there to be separate qualifying sessions for the sprint race and for the Grand Prix, which would solve the problem of drivers managing without pushing too hard in the sprint so as not to risk their good position on the grid.
« It would make every session fully meaningful throughout the sprint weekends. Who watches a dull Libre on Saturday morning? »
« We could spice it up a bit so that it becomes qualifying for the race. It hasn’t been discussed yet, but we are already thinking about what the next step should be. »
Steiner, on the other hand, thinks Formula 1 has reached the limit with its massive 24-race calendar scheduled for 2023.
« The next step shouldn’t be more races, but more sprints. At least that’s what I think. »
« We then bring more value without developing further, because logistically it also starts to become difficult with more than 24 Grands Prix. On a human level, it will also be difficult next year. »