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Sergio Perez

Perez proposes radical change to F1 sprint format

The F1 Sprint format has split opinion ever since it was introduced in 2021 and its format has changed each year after its debut. Sergio Perez has proposed the latest alteration, which would be the biggest one yet.

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Red Bull's Sergio Perez has suggested that Formula 1 should introduce reverse grid races to enhance the sprint weekend format.

The F1 Sprint schedule was first introduced in 2021 but has undergone year-on-year changes as the sport seeks to discover the best format.

Talks are currently underway between teams and F1 over changes to the sprint for next year to make the schedule less confusing for fans and streamline the format that currently sees two qualifying and two race sessions during the weekend.

However, Perez has suggested that F1 should look into adding reverse grid races to the mix in order to boost the spectacle for fans.

“If they want to keep this format of sprint races, we got to change it,” Perez told media including RacingNews365.com.

“I would propose a reverse grid or something like that, to make it more interesting for the fans because I don't think it's working, what we want to achieve.

“Nothing really happens in these sort of races.

“I think it will mix up things. It would create more opportunities, a lot more overtaking.

“If we want to keep this format, give it a go on something quite different.

“For the last two years this sort of event hasn't had a lot of good racing.”

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