The sprint qualifying race for the Formula One British Grand Prix is outlined as follows: What exactly are the guidelines? When is it going to happen?
The British Grand Prix takes place this weekend, and for the first time, F1 will run a sprint qualifying race. Express Sport has all the information you need.
This weekend, Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris, and George Russell will compete at the British Grand Prix. For the first time, qualifying for the main race on Sunday will be done in a sprint race, and Express Sport has all the information.
It’s essentially a shortened version of the main race with no pit stops required.
The race distance is 100 kilometers, rather than the 305 kilometers used on Sundays, and the results will determine the grid for the main Grand Prix.
A typical qualifying session on Friday afternoon will determine the starting grid for the sprint race.
The British Grand Prix is the first of three weekends that will feature a sprint event.
At Silverstone, the race will be 17 circuits long and should last roughly 30 minutes.
Pirelli will offer three tyre alternatives, with all drivers able to choose their preferred compound.
If there is a red flag, the session will be timed out after 60 minutes and can last up to 90 minutes.
In addition, points will be awarded in the sprint qualification event.
The winner will receive three points, the runner-up will receive two points, and third place will receive one point.
In the sprint qualifying event, there are no points awarded for the fastest lap.
The event will begin at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, with the weather forecast calling for hot, sunny weather with moderate temperatures.
In their race for the championship, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will both be looking for significant points this weekend.
As he aims to end Mercedes’ reign of supremacy in the sport, the Red Bull driver is currently 32 points ahead of his Mercedes adversary.
Historically, Hamilton and the Silver Arrows have thrived at Silverstone, and they are in dire need of a successful weekend.
2.30pm-3.30pm Free Practice 1
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2nd Free Practice: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
3 p.m. race