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F1 Managing Director Ross Brawn Cannot Decide The Optimal Number of Sprint Races Per Season

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Formula 1 will have six sprint races during the 2023 season, twice the number that happened in 2022. However, the current managing director of Motorsports claims that he is still not sure about what the optimal number of sprint races per season should be.

Ross Brawn, the managing director of motorsport for F1, will leave the sport at the end of this off-season. He has been involved with Formula 1 for more than 40 years and forthe last five years, has spent significant time with the Formula One Management group after it was taken over by Liberty Media.

Ross Brawn has been the brain behind a number of significant changes in the sporting aspect of Formula 1. This includes the introduction of a cost cap to level out the field and the concept of sprint races in Formula 1.

Introduced in 2021, there were three sprint races in the inaugural season, and the same for the 2022 season. However, with the 2023 F1 season being the largest F1 calendar till date, the sprint races will also be expanded to cover six rounds.

Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint
Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint

While talking to the official F1 website, Ross Brawn claimed that he wasn’t really sure about the ideal number of sprint races that F1 should hold per season. “The sprint was an initiative that seems to have worked,” Brawn said.

I don’t know what will be the optimum number we will settle at long-term,” he continued. He explained that some people think that the F1 sprint concept should be scrapped altogether. Whereas others argue that there should be a sprint race at every round of the calendar. It is to be seen how the ideas evolve from here on in.

Ross Brawn is very happy with the Qualifying Format

As far as drivers go, the sprint concept has created a divide among them as well. Two-time World Champion Max Verstappen has been very outspoken against the concept of the Sprint races. He has said that drivers don’t really race during the sprint weekend because it directly affects their starting position in the main race.

Other drivers seem to love the fact that they can make up for a ruined qualifying session through the sprint race. The biggest example is Lewis Hamilton in Brazil in 2021. When he was demoted to the back of the grid of a rear-wing infringement. He worked his way up the field during the sprint race and completed his charge during the Main Race to claim victory.

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Moto GP will also be running Sprint Races after its Qualifying sessions, taking inspiration from Formula 1. The only difference is that the Moto GP sprint races will happen in every round in the calendar.

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Ross Brawn believes that Formula 1 should not tamper with the parts of the sport that are already working. An example of this is the three-stage qualifying. It’s very exciting and keeps the audience excited throughout the one hour of qualifying.

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Ross Brawn is also very satisfied with how the 2022 cars have turned out. He was heavily involved in the designing of the new cars and he is very happy about the fact that these cars can run close to each other for a longer period of time now, allowing for much closer racing.

Formula 1 will have six sprint races during the 2023 season, twice the number that happened in 2022. However, the current managing director of Motorsports claims that he is still not sure about what the optimal number of sprint races per season should be.

Ross Brawn, the managing director of motorsport for F1, will leave the sport at the end of this off-season. He has been involved with Formula 1 for more than 40 years and forthe last five years, has spent significant time with the Formula One Management group after it was taken over by Liberty Media.

Ross Brawn has been the brain behind a number of significant changes in the sporting aspect of Formula 1. This includes the introduction of a cost cap to level out the field and the concept of sprint races in Formula 1.

Introduced in 2021, there were three sprint races in the inaugural season, and the same for the 2022 season. However, with the 2023 F1 season being the largest F1 calendar till date, the sprint races will also be expanded to cover six rounds.

Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint
Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint

While talking to the official F1 website, Ross Brawn claimed that he wasn’t really sure about the ideal number of sprint races that F1 should hold per season. “The sprint was an initiative that seems to have worked,” Brawn said.

I don’t know what will be the optimum number we will settle at long-term,” he continued. He explained that some people think that the F1 sprint concept should be scrapped altogether. Whereas others argue that there should be a sprint race at every round of the calendar. It is to be seen how the ideas evolve from here on in.

Ross Brawn is very happy with the Qualifying Format

As far as drivers go, the sprint concept has created a divide among them as well. Two-time World Champion Max Verstappen has been very outspoken against the concept of the Sprint races. He has said that drivers don’t really race during the sprint weekend because it directly affects their starting position in the main race.

Other drivers seem to love the fact that they can make up for a ruined qualifying session through the sprint race. The biggest example is Lewis Hamilton in Brazil in 2021. When he was demoted to the back of the grid of a rear-wing infringement. He worked his way up the field during the sprint race and completed his charge during the Main Race to claim victory.

Read More: Schumacher And Hamilton Are Not Chosen by Sebastian Vettel As the “Greatest Natural F1 Potential”

Moto GP will also be running Sprint Races after its Qualifying sessions, taking inspiration from Formula 1. The only difference is that the Moto GP sprint races will happen in every round in the calendar.

Ross Brawn believes that Formula 1 should not tamper with the parts of the sport that are already working. An example of this is the three-stage qualifying. It’s very exciting and keeps the audience excited throughout the one hour of qualifying.

Ross Brawn is also very satisfied with how the 2022 cars have turned out. He was heavily involved in the designing of the new cars and he is very happy about the fact that these cars can run close to each other for a longer period of time now, allowing for much closer racing.

Formula 1 will have six sprint races during the 2023 season, twice the number that happened in 2022. However, the current managing director of Motorsports claims that he is still not sure about what the optimal number of sprint races per season should be.

Ross Brawn, the managing director of motorsport for F1, will leave the sport at the end of this off-season. He has been involved with Formula 1 for more than 40 years and forthe last five years, has spent significant time with the Formula One Management group after it was taken over by Liberty Media.

Ross Brawn has been the brain behind a number of significant changes in the sporting aspect of Formula 1. This includes the introduction of a cost cap to level out the field and the concept of sprint races in Formula 1.

Introduced in 2021, there were three sprint races in the inaugural season, and the same for the 2022 season. However, with the 2023 F1 season being the largest F1 calendar till date, the sprint races will also be expanded to cover six rounds.

Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint
Max Verstappen, the winner of the first ever F1 Sprint

While talking to the official F1 website, Ross Brawn claimed that he wasn’t really sure about the ideal number of sprint races that F1 should hold per season. “The sprint was an initiative that seems to have worked,” Brawn said.

I don’t know what will be the optimum number we will settle at long-term,” he continued. He explained that some people think that the F1 sprint concept should be scrapped altogether. Whereas others argue that there should be a sprint race at every round of the calendar. It is to be seen how the ideas evolve from here on in.

Ross Brawn is very happy with the Qualifying Format

As far as drivers go, the sprint concept has created a divide among them as well. Two-time World Champion Max Verstappen has been very outspoken against the concept of the Sprint races. He has said that drivers don’t really race during the sprint weekend because it directly affects their starting position in the main race.

Other drivers seem to love the fact that they can make up for a ruined qualifying session through the sprint race. The biggest example is Lewis Hamilton in Brazil in 2021. When he was demoted to the back of the grid of a rear-wing infringement. He worked his way up the field during the sprint race and completed his charge during the Main Race to claim victory.

Read More: Schumacher And Hamilton Are Not Chosen by Sebastian Vettel As the “Greatest Natural F1 Potential”

Moto GP will also be running Sprint Races after its Qualifying sessions, taking inspiration from Formula 1. The only difference is that the Moto GP sprint races will happen in every round in the calendar.

Ross Brawn believes that Formula 1 should not tamper with the parts of the sport that are already working. An example of this is the three-stage qualifying. It’s very exciting and keeps the audience excited throughout the one hour of qualifying.

Ross Brawn is also very satisfied with how the 2022 cars have turned out. He was heavily involved in the designing of the new cars and he is very happy about the fact that these cars can run close to each other for a longer period of time now, allowing for much closer racing.

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