The second took place on the Monza weekend Sprint qualification of history, obtaining great acclaim from the decision-making board of the category, and a little less from the public. Stefano Domenicali – F1 president and CEO – exulted for “the best numbers ever in terms of streaming “ obtained from the short Italian race, declaring himself happy because things are “going in the right direction“. The manager from Imola has the clear objective of extending the innovative format to other world championship events and thus making the three-day race even more exciting for fans glued to the television and who are finally back in the racetracks.
And undoubtedly the interview granted by the number one of Formula 1 a Bild Sport, contains some very interesting passages and in their own way revolutionaries, just about the F1 Sprint format. “This year we have three sprint races, in addition to Silverstone and Monza, we will also have Interlagos. The reactions, the tensions and the rhythm are excellent. We are currently rethinking the format, but I can imagine we could have 7 sprint races during the championship“, Domenicali announced to the German press. But not only that, because the review on the discussion table would be even more profound and would aim even higher: “We are thinking of several things, for example introducing a Grand Slam, an additional title as happens in tennis. Whoever wins the F1 Sprint title and the championship will be the winner of the Grand Slam“.
The leitmotif of these innovations is very clear and aims to bring new generations closer to the category: “Formula 1 needs changes and has to become interesting for the younger audience“, Said Domenicali, who also explained to make Europe home to 1/3 of the grand prix. In short, a 360 ° review of the category to enter the future as protagonists, involving young people. At the cost of burying the tradition of a sport that has its deepest roots in its history and in the stories of its heroes.