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Brawn cautious over changing F1 Sprint race format

An 'evolution' of the F1 Sprint Races will be discussed by bosses according to Ross Brawn, after a successful race at Interlagos.

An "evolution" of the Formula 1 Sprint races will be discussed by bosses, according to Managing Director Ross Brawn. Following the entertaining Sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, Brawn is optimistic of Sprints continuing to be successful, following criticism of previous events. With the number of Sprint events set to increase from three to six in 2023, Brawn believes a crucial part of the Sprint format is selecting the right circuits for the format. "I think we picked the right tracks that can deliver for us," he told Sky Sports . "I think the important thing is that it gives a great weekend; it gives a great Friday, Saturday, Sunday and I love it."

Brawn: Sprint format 'not bad as it is'

The Brazil Sprint at Interlagos was the final one of the 2022 calendar, having previously held races at Imola and the Red Bull Ring earlier this year. Changes were made to the format in 2022 following widespread criticism over the awarding of pole position in the F1 record books. In 2021 the driver who finished first in the Sprint was awarded the 'pole position' record, but that was changed to ensure the fastest driver during qualifying on Friday received it. Brawn was cautious when asked if there would be changes to the format for the future. He added: "To be discussed. It's not bad as it is, so we shouldn't spoil it. But maybe a little evolution."

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