Formula 1 teams have made their decision regarding the proposal to increase the number of sprint races in the 2023 season.

Possible increase of sprint races was discussed on Tuesday’s F1 Commission meeting in London. The teams supported it, but it still has to be approved by the FIA.

“With the first of three Sprint events of the 2022 season popular with fans and stakeholders last weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Formula 1 and the teams were supportive of an extension to six Sprint events for the 2023 season, running with the same format as in 2022,” the FIA statement read.

“While supporting the principle of an increased number of Sprint events, the FIA is still evaluating the impact of this proposal on its trackside operations and personnel, and will provide its feedback to the Commission.”

The 2026 power unit regulations were discussed during the meeting. Similar performance to current engines, environmental and financial sustainability as well as attraction to new manufacturers were listed as “key objectives.”

Significantly reduced drag, improvements on lessons learned about close racing, lesser car dimensions, decreased or contained weight, sustainability, and continued innovation of safety would be the “targets” of aerodynamic rules.

Furthermore, it was decided to decrease the number of allocated tire sets from 13 to 11 at two Grands Prix next year to test the relevancy of such approach.

The teams also approved mandatory use of helmet cameras for all drivers from 2023.

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