Max Verstappen squeezes Charles Leclerc down the inside into Turn 1 during the USGP Sprint Race

Formula 1 News: Expected F1 Sprint Race Format for 2024

F1 Sprint Races will return for a fourth season in 2024 and a format tweak is set to make the spectacle more engaging than before.

–by Mark Cipolloni–

On Monday, the F1 Commission met to discuss a range of matters and, shortly after the gathering concluded, a Sprint format update was communicated.

The regulatory refinements for these changes will be presented to the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) on February 28.

‘Expected’ Outcome on Format

Practice 1
Sprint Race Qualifying
Cars then locked down in Parc fermé – Cannot be changed

Sprint Race
Cars come out of Parc fermé Lockdown – Teams can make setup changes
Grand Prix Qualifying
Cars then again locked down in Parc fermé – Cannot be changed

Grand Prix – Main Event

2024 F1 Sprint Race events

Grand Prix Venue Date
China Shanghai April 19-21
Miami Miami May 3-5
Austria Spielberg June 28-30
United States Austin October 18-20
Brazil Sao Paulo November 1-3
Qatar Lusail November 29 – December 1


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