Waiting for news on the possible replacement for the Chinese Grand Prix, which would bring the total number of rounds for the championship to 24 2023Formula 1 has meanwhile formalized the number and circuits that will host the sprint races scheduled for next season. As widely announced, there will be six weekends in which the format introduced for the first time in 2021 will be tackled, which has since divided fans and generated conflicting opinions. In recent years, such a high number of sprints had never been achieved in a single championship.
The official announcement was accompanied by the words of the President and CEO of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicaliwho commented on the increase from three to six Sprints as follows: “We have seen an extremely positive reaction to Sprint events during the first two years of operation – he has declared – and we look forward to bringing even more action to fans with six events next year, including our own first US F1 Sprint ad Austin. The introduction of the F1 Sprint has created a race weekend comprising three days of competitive racing and brings more entertainment to fans of the sport, as well as added value for key stakeholders including the teams, broadcasters, partners and host institutions”.
Words were not lacking Mohammed Ben SulayemPresident of the FIA, who in this month of December celebrates his first year as number 1 of the International Federation: “Following the strong collaboration between the FIA and FOM and approval from the World Automobile Council, we are delighted to reveal the six Sprint events for the 2023 season. We look forward to this exciting addition to the calendar.” .
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