If we have to have Sprint races, that scenario is the least worst option imo.zeph wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2023 1:00 amI was listening to The Race podcast and my thoughts are now:
- make the Sprint series a separate mini-championship, with points not affecting the actual WDC.
- make Sprint qualifying one hot lap from a standing start That's it, that's all, no retakes. The race is shorter, qualifying should be as well.
- move GP qualifying to Sunday morning, and leave Friday for FP1 and 2.
- make the Sprint race shorter. 15 laps or so. Or whatever distance the softest compound can comfortably achieve.
Or, my preferred scenario: ditch Sprint altogether
Or have totally random selection of starting positions for the sprint and no 'shootout'mendis wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2023 3:45 amI like the Sprint weekends. It's much better to watch competitive stuff throughout the weekend than 3 boring 30 minutes practice sessions (on an average that's what we get). With their world class infrastructure if a team can't get a set-up right, out of the box, well tough luck.
It's getting nauseating to hear some drivers and folks saying, oh we get to know on Saturday what the real speed of the cars is, no suspense blah blah blah. Hell we pretty much know who is faster as any weekend arrives. I wouldn't mind more sprint weekends.