Brawn targets six F1 sprint races in 2023
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn wants to revisit the plan to run six sprint events in 2023,
which will be discussed with the teams next week.
Brawn originally wanted to hold six events this season, but after a debate with the teams about the potential cost of damage within the constraints of the budget cap it was agreed to stick with three sprints, as was the case last year.
However sprints are one of the items on the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting of the F1 Commission, where an increase to six sprint race events for next year will be discussed once more.
Brawn is hopeful he can convince the teams to agree with the plan.
“On Tuesday we want to discuss increasing it to six, so we'd like to have six races next year,” said Brawn.
“I think [the teams] can see the success and I think we didn't know quite where we were last year with the old cars, but I think they can see the way this is feeding into the new cars, and the philosophy of the new cars.
“So I'm optimistic that they'll all see the value in it and what we're giving the fans
I think the thing you should always remember about the sprint is it gives you a great Friday as well.
We have qualifying on Friday, three days of action for the fans, so we can't ignore that.”