Formula 1 open to using sprint qualifying at every race

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Formula 1 director Ross Brawn has said that sprint qualifying could be used at every race in the future.

The one-third length race has been used at three Grand Prixs this season to decide the grid lineup for the main race, and that has increased to six races next season.

“We are taking it carefully step by step and off the back of six you can decide whether you want to increase the number,” Brawn said.

“I don’t think we should be afraid of doing that because, if we did that, it would be a measure of the success of the sprint. And if that is the format for the future then we have gone about it the right way.

“Equally, we may conclude that having it as a showcase event adds interest to the season.

“The overall weekend has improved so much we will go with it, but we are discussing with the teams how to make a bit more Saturday more challenging and engaging. I am optimistic the new cars will help because of their ability to race each other.”

Although unconfirmed, it looks likely that the British Grand Prix will be one of the events that hosts a sprint race next season.

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