F1 unveils plans for 100km sprint qualifying races, with championship points up for grabs

Formula One teams and bosses have agreed unanimously to debut a new points-scoring “sprint qualifying” at three races this season.

The experimental format will feature a qualifying session after the first free practice session on Friday to determine the grid for a sprint race on Saturday that serves as qualifying for Sunday.

The finishing order of the race — which at 100km will be about a third of a normal race distance and last about half an hour without mandatory pit stops — will…

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