The F1 Fee has accepted plans to run the F1 Dash format at three Grand Prix weekends – at Imola, the Crimson Bull Ring and Interlagos – in 2022.
F1 Dash was launched final yr and concerned a 100km sprint with every lasting round 25-Half-hour. The outcome decided the grid for the weekend’s most important occasion – the Grand Prix on Sunday.
Following talks with all the important thing stakeholders, together with governing physique the FIA and all of the groups, an settlement has been reached to carry occasions on the Emilia Romagna, Austrian and Sao Paulo Grands Prix.
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The factors system has been tweaked, with the highest eight drivers scoring factors; beforehand it was simply the highest three finishers who acquired factors. It’s now extra profitable: the driving force who finishes P1 will obtain eight factors, down to at least one level for the driving force in P8.
It has additionally been determined that the driving force who units the quickest time in qualifying – which on Dash weekends will happen on Friday – will probably be attributed ‘pole place’. Final yr, it was the driving force who received the Dash who earned that accolade.
Qualifying will proceed to find out the grid for Saturday’s F1 Dash, with the results of the Dash forming the line-up for the beginning of Sunday’s Grand Prix.
“Following a evaluation of the three Dash occasions that happened in 2021 and a recognition by all that the format created optimistic advantages for the game, three Dash occasions have been proposed for 2022, acknowledging this as a smart quantity in mild of the pressures already on the groups for this season with the introduction of main adjustments to the laws,” an FIA assertion stated.
“The Fee unanimously accepted the three Dash occasions for the approaching season, incorporating plenty of updates to the format primarily based on the suggestions of followers, media and groups.”
The proposed adjustments are topic to ratification by the World Motor Sport Council.
In the meantime, the FIA stated they may current “information of structural adjustments and motion plan within the coming days” concerning the investigation, led by newly-elected FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, into the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ben Sulayem led the dialogue on the subject at Monday’s assembly of the F1 Fee and intends to include suggestions from the attendees into his evaluation earlier than presenting the ultimate findings.