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Wolff insists on changes in Sprint Qualifying format

Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Turkish GP 2021. Toto Wolff. Credits: Daimler.

Toto Wolff believes that Sprint Qualifying needs modifications for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Why it matters: According to RaceFans, the number of Sprint Qualifying events will increase up to six next year.

Details:

  • Wolff thinks that the points system is the aspect that should be changed in Sprint Qualifying.

What he had to say:

  • “If we were to do more then maybe the format overall needs to be tweaked. How many points are attributed, is it really three, two, one or should it go back to 10th place, without undervaluing the grand prix? So that’s a fine line, you need to need to balance.”
  • “If Stefano says it creates just much more audiences and therefore, ability to monetize and create some special races, then I guess we need to follow his call.”
  • “Then it’s about the old traditionalist in me that wants to have a grand prix on a Sunday at two or three o’clock. We just need to accept that maybe it needs the format tweak and have sprint races. So if it’s not four and not eight, maybe we will come out with six [events].”
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