Reminder: must know concerning the dash format

Reminder: must know concerning the dash format

This weekend sees groups and drivers head to the Pink Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix. Spherical 9 of the 2023 FIA Method One World Championship is not going to solely kick off the final leg of races forward of the summer time break, however may also embrace the revised dash format. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó picks out essentially the most important details relating to the dash weekend schedule.

The dash race was launched in 2021 with the particular format first making look at three venues. 2022 noticed three venues host the 100-km sprint occasion on Saturday with the 2023 season set to stage six dash weekends.

Baku was the primary venue to function the dash format with Austria (Pink Bull Ring), Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), Qatar (Lusail Circuit), america (Circuit of The Americas) and Sao Paulo (Interlagos) the opposite F1 Dash venues for 2023.

Nonetheless, the dash race format has been closely up to date for this 12 months with a view to optimize the weekend schedule.

The primary purpose for the change was that the Saturday observe session had been topic to harsh criticism as drivers and workforce had not been allowed to make any tweaks to their vehicles following the Friday qualifying session. One other important level was the truth that he schedule had compelled drivers to race fastidiously within the dash race as a dismal consequence would have negatively affected their beginning place for the grand prix.

Because of it, the game launched tweaks to the dash weekend with the result of the dash now not have any bearing on the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.

BREAKING: F1 Dash venues confirmed for 2023!Dash is heading to Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Qatar, Austin and Brazil#F1Sprint

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The Dash has change into a standalone component, with the Saturday observe having been renamed Dash Shootout. The brand new session determines the grid for the Dash. The end result of the Dash now not determines the grid for the Grand Prix, with Qualifying for the Grand Prix happening on Friday.

Fridays now consists of an FP1 session and normal qualifying session to set the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix, whereas Saturdays consists of the 100km race with a further, previous qualifying session known as the ‘Dash Shootout’.

The shootout is a shorter session than conventional qualifying, with SQ1 working for 12 minutes, SQ2 for 10 minutes and SQ3 for eight minutes. New tyres are obligatory for every part, with mediums for SQ1 and SQ2, and softs for SQ3.

The revised dash format sports activities the identical factors system as final season with eight handed out to the winner, seven to second place, six to 3rd and so forth down to 1 in eighth – each drivers and groups will log factors of their respective championships.

The best way penalties are handed out have additionally been revised. A grid penalty incurred in P1 or Qualifying applies to the Race whereas a grid penalty incurred within the Shootout utilized to the Dash. Nonetheless, a grid penalty incurred within the Dash needs to be served within the race.

A breach of parc fermé ends in a pitlane begin for the Dash and Race. Any penalties relating to the ability unit solely apply to the Race (until they’re additionally a parc fermé breach).

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