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How the F1 qualifying sprint race works

Formula One will have the biggest shake-up of its race weekend in, quite possibly, decades. At the British GP, we will see F1 sprint race qualifying introduced for the very first time in the sport's 70-year history. This format will be used at two more, as yet unannounced, races during 2021. Feedback from teams and fans will then be used to determine whether it forms a permanent fixture for future seasons.
How the F1 qualifying sprint race works

F1 sprint race qualifying adds another dimension of uncertainty to the race weekend. Not to mention a compressed timetable for teams to contend with. Teams will only be allowed a single practice session ahead of qualifying, instead of the three sessions of a regular race weekend. Qualifying will now take place on Friday evening (SA time) and it will set the grid for the sprint race on Saturday afternoon.

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