F1 announce sprint races for Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, US and Brazil

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  • Six sprint races on F1 calendar for first time in 2023
  • New venues chosen on suitability for short-format racing

Formula One has confirmed the six venues that will host sprint races in the 2023 season. The sport will retain the current format for the sprint weekends in which the shortened 100km race will decide the grid for the grand prix on a Sunday.

The sprint race was introduced in 2021 and since then has been held at three meetings each year. F1 has been eager to expand the concept and next year sprint meetings will be held in Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, the United States and Brazil. Of the six only Brazil and Austria have previously held sprint events.

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Written by Giles Richards
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/dec/07/f1-announce-sprint-races-for-azerbaijan-austria-belgium-qatar-us-and-brazil under the title “F1 announce sprint races for Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, US and Brazil”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.