John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
4 minute read
2 Jun 2021
8:23 am

Formula 1 enters new era with Saturday sprint racing

John Floyd

The British F1 Grand Prix at the Silverstone will see the introduction of Saturday sprint races with championship points on offer.

More F1 action awaits racing fans. Picture: Getty Images

In just six weeks it will be the weekend of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit. This year will mark the start of a new era in the global entertainment world of F1. It will be a weekend to evaluate the wisdom of the powers that be in their efforts to improve the show, with the introduction of sprint qualifying. Its adoption was unanimously approved by the FIA Formula 1 Commission on 26 April. It was agreed three trial events would be held, two in Europe and one at a non-European venue. This introduces a whole...