The F1 Fee has permitted plans to run the F1 dash format over three Grand Prix weekends – at Imola, Pink Bull Ring and Interlagos – in 2022.
The F1 dash was launched final yr and entails a touch of 100 km with every lasting about 25-Half-hour. The end result set the grid for the weekend’s foremost occasion – the Grand Prix on Sunday.
After talks with all key stakeholders together with the FIA and the governing physique of all groups, an settlement has been reached to prepare occasions within the Emilia Romagna, Austrian and So Paulo Grands Prix.
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The factors system has been modified, with the highest eight drivers scoring factors; Beforehand it was solely the highest three finishers receiving factors. It’s now extra worthwhile: the driving force who completes P1 will obtain eight factors, as much as one level for the driving force in P8.
It has additionally been determined that the driving force who units the quickest time in qualifying – which can happen on Friday over the dash weekend – will likely be held accountable for ‘pole place’. Final yr, it was the driving force who received the dash that earned that accolade.
Qualifying will proceed to find out the grid for Saturday’s F1 dash, with the outcomes of the sprints line-up for the beginning of Sunday’s grand prix.
“After a evaluate of the three dash occasions that came about in 2021 and recognition by all that the format produced constructive advantages for the game, three dash occasions had been proposed for 2022, contemplating it a smart quantity in mild of the pressures already in place. A press release from the FIA mentioned the groups made main guidelines modifications for this season.
“The Fee unanimously permitted three dash occasions for the approaching season, together with a number of updates to the format primarily based on suggestions from followers, media and groups.”
The proposed modifications are topic to ratification by the World Motor Sport Council.
In the meantime, the FIA mentioned they’d current “information of structural modifications and motion plans within the coming days” concerning the investigation led by newly elected FIA President Mohamed Ben Sulayem on the season-end Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ben Sulayem led the dialogue on the topic at Monday’s assembly of the F1 Fee and intends to include suggestions from attendees into his evaluation earlier than presenting the ultimate conclusions.