FIA approve plans for variety of dash races in 2023 F1 season

The FIA have authorised plans for the variety of System 1 dash races in 2023 to extend from its present stage of three.

In an e-vote earlier on Tuesday (September twenty seventh), the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) authorised the “regulatory framework” wanted to permit the additional dash periods to happen.

The variety of dash races within the 2023 season is about to rise from its present stage of three to 6 – that means 25% of the record-breaking 24 Grands Prix on subsequent yr’s calendar shall be dash weekends.

Dash races have been first launched on the 2021 British Grand Prix to set the grid after a standard qualifying session on a Friday night.

Different such races have been held at Monza and Interlagos in 2021, with Imola, the Pink Bull Ring and Interlagos as soon as once more internet hosting them in ’22.

Affirmation of what races precisely dash occasion shall be held at shall be confirmed by F1 and the FIA at a later date.

Ben Sulayem and Domenicali react

“The affirmation that six race weekends that includes Dash will happen from the 2023 FIA System One World Championship season onwards is one other instance of the continued development and prosperity on the highest stage of motorsport,” defined FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

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

For his half, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali highlighted why dash race weekend have been so essential for followers and drivers.

The Dash supplies motion throughout three days with the drivers all combating for one thing proper from the beginning on Friday by means of to the principle occasion on Sunday – including extra drama and pleasure to the weekend,” he mentioned.

“The suggestions from the followers, groups, promoters, and companions has been very constructive and the format is including a brand new dimension to System 1, and all of us need to guarantee its success sooner or later.”

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