System 1 confirms quick tweaks to the Dash format
Following System 1 Fee’s latest assembly, the game has confirmed modifications to the dash format which is ready to come back into drive at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The dash race was launched in 2021 with the particular format making look at three venues. 2022 noticed three venues host the 100-km sprint occasion on Saturday with the present season set to stage six dash weekends. Baku is the primary venue to function the dash format with Austria (Crimson Bull Ring), Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), Qatar (Lusail Circuit), the US (Circuit of The Americas) and Sao Paulo (Interlagos) the opposite F1 Dash venues for 2023.
Following a all through evaluation, the game is keen to make tweaks to the dash weekend. The Saturday follow session has been welcomed by harsh criticism as drivers and staff weren’t allowed to make any tweaks to their vehicles which had been locked in parc fermé situations. One other essential level was the the truth that drivers wanted to race fastidiously within the dash race as a dismal outcome would have negatively affected their beginning place for the grand prix.
Because of it, the game has made tweaks to the dash weekend with the result of the dash not have any bearing on the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.
The Dash will turn out to be a standalone component, with a qualifying session – to be referred to as Dash Shootout – to find out the grid for the Dash. The end result of the Dash will subsequently not decide the grid for the Grand Prix, with Qualifying for the Grand Prix happening on Friday.
Fridays will now embody an FP1 session and commonplace qualifying session to set the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix, whereas Saturdays will embody the persevering with 100km race with a further, previous qualifying session referred to as the ‘Dash Shootout’.
Introducing… Dash Saturday ✨🗓️ All-new weekend format👀 Saturday’s Dash periods don’t have an effect on the Grand Prix⏱️ Friday’s qualifying units Sunday’s grid🆕 New Dash Shootout qualifying sessionThe first Dash Saturday is just 4 days away! 📅#F1Sprint pic.twitter.com/vPq9kYuyH4
— System 1 (@F1) April 25, 2023
The shootout will likely be a shorter session than conventional qualifying, with SQ1 set to run for 12 minutes, SQ2 for 10 minutes and SQ3 for eight minutes, and replaces the earlier FP2 seen on the Saturday morning of Dash weekends. New tyres are obligatory for every section, with mediums for SQ1 and SQ2, and softs for SQ3.
The revised dash format will carry 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 at least one in eighth – each drivers and groups will log factors of their respective championships.
The way in which penalties are handed out have additionally been revised. A grid penalty incurred in P1 or Qualifying will apply to the Race whereas a grid penalty incurred within the Shootout will apply to the Dash. Nevertheless, a grid penalty incurred within the Dash will apply to the Race.
A breach of parc fermé will lead to a pitlane begin for the Dash and Race. Any penalties concerning the facility unit will solely apply to the Race (until they’re additionally a parc fermé breach).