Max Verstappen, the current leader of the Formula 1 standings, stated that the changes to the sprint format will have no impact on him. According to Verstappen, race weekends should be shorter in length, as the addition of more races to the calendar will make the schedule even busier. The Dutchman has been the most vocal critic of the sprint format and even threatened to quit the sport because of the constant changes to the race schedule. The new changes mean that there will be just one practice session at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with a new ‘sprint shootout’ session on Saturday morning acting as qualifying for the sprint race, which has no bearing on the grid for Sunday’s grand prix. Verstappen has already won two races this season and is the heavy favorite to make it three titles in a row this year.
Max Verstappen Disregards Sprint Format Overhaul as he Urges: ‘Let’s Get This Over With’
- 6 May 2023
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