F1: FIA only approved 3 F1 sprint races for 2023

A proposal by F1 to increase the number of sprint races from three to six was not approved by the FIA earlier this year. Six races were blocked due to added cost.

The 2023 Formula 1 calendar will feature three sprint races again, the FIA has confirmed.

The sport’s governing body has issued its first set of regulations for the upcoming season. They state that “a sprint session will take place at up to three competitions.” The format of the Saturday races are unchanged from those which are taking place alongside three rounds of this year’s championship.

F1 proposed increasing the number of sprint races to six again for 2023. This won the support of teams when it was discussed by the F1 Commission in April, but failed to win the backing of the FIA.

“While supporting the principle of an increased number of sprint events, the FIA is still evaluating the impact of this proposal on its trackside operations and personnel, and will provide its feedback to the Commission,” said the sport’s governing body in a statement at the time.


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