- Formula 1 introduces new sprint weekend format with changes to DRS and power unit allocations.
- FIA and F1 teams collaborate in 2024 F1 season schedule in recent commission meeting.
Formula 1 has recently released its all-new sprint weekend setup alongside modifications to DRS activation and power unit allotments. The FIA and F1 teams had come together for the mapping of a fresh timetable for the 2024 F1 season. The entities have discussed sprint race setup for the upcoming campaign at a commission meeting held on Monday, February 5, at the FOM offices.
When sprint races made a debut in F1, the qualifying session decided the sprint race grid, while the sprint race outcomes impacted the main race grid. In 2023, the FIA introduced a new sprint shootout session to carve out the sprint race from the Grand Prix event. The new format had practice and main race qualifying on Friday, sprint shootout and sprint race on Saturday, and the usual race on Sunday.
In the extensive 2024 season, the sprint shootout and main race qualifying sessions seem to have switched positions.