F1 to carry 30 races in 2023 as six dash occasions are confirmed · RaceFans

Method 1 has confirmed it’s going to double the variety of dash races subsequent season to 6.

With 24 rounds confirmed on the 2023 F1 calendar, six dash occasions will imply a complete of 30 points-paying races are scheduled.

The growth of the dash race format was confirmed by an digital vote of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

The dash format was launched at three races final season beneath its unique title ‘dash qualifying’. Further factors are awarded for one-third distance races held on Saturday, which additionally decide the grid for the grand prix on Sunday. The dash race grid is determined by a daily qualifying session, held on Friday as an alternative of Saturday.

F1 tried to extend the variety of dash races to 6 for this yr, however was thwarted by opposition from groups and needed to accept three as an alternative. Its first try and broaden the dash format to 6 races in 2023 was blocked by the FIA, nevertheless the game’s governing physique has now authorized the change.

“The affirmation that six race weekends that includes dash will happen from the 2023 FIA Method 1 world championship season onwards is one other instance of the continued development and prosperity on the highest stage of motor sport,” mentioned FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

“Thanks to shut collaboration with [F1 CEO] Stefano Domenicali and our colleagues at FOM, we concluded an intensive evaluation on the influence of further dash classes, and have adjusted related parameters of our work to make sure that they proceed to be regulated on the very highest stage.

“Dash classes present an thrilling dynamic to the race weekend format and have confirmed to be fashionable over the previous two seasons – I’m positive that this constructive pattern will proceed and am happy that the World Motor Sport Council has at present given its approval for them to go forward.”

The collection is but to verify which of subsequent yr’s races will characteristic sprints. The Brazilian Grand Prix is the one spherical to have one in 2021 and 2022. The British and Italian grands prix had been additionally dash rounds final yr, whereas the Emilia-Romagna and Austrian grands prix held sprints this yr.

Domenicali claimed “the suggestions from the followers, groups, promoters, and companions has been very constructive and the format is including a brand new dimension to Method 1, and all of us wish to guarantee its success sooner or later.” A survey of over 167,000 followers carried out by F1 final yr discovered a small majority of 6.7% agreed that the “introduction of dash race has improved the present”.

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