John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
5 minute read
21 Jul 2021
9:28 am

FLOYD ON F1: Jury still out on sprint format

John Floyd

New F1 weekend schedule along with clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen biggest talking points at Silverstone.

An enticing battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen didn't even last one lap at Silverstone. Picture: Getty Images

Trial number one for the “new improved” F1 weekend is over and done, but the discussions will no doubt be rumbling on until the second trial run which may happen at Monza. As will the first-lap incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen be. F1’s Ross Brawn was delighted with the outcome of the format last weekend but suggests there are still a few tweaks to be made. Interesting that not every driver appeared to be enthralled and some reserved judgment on the latest venture to give more entertainment to the fans. Did it succeed? That is difficult to assess....