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Alonso: ‘Fans must decide’ future of sprints

While plans are in place to extend sprint qualifying into 2022 and beyond, Fernando Alonso thinks fans' voices need to be heard regarding its future. Three trial sprint qualifying sessions took place in 2021 with Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos hosting ‘races' at one-third distance to decide the grid after a standard qualifying session. Formula 1 introduced the format to have ‘meaningful' action over the course of all three days of a race weekend, with Friday usually solely reserved for practice sessions. The number of sprints in 2022 is set to double to six, but McLaren CEO Zak Brown has cast doubt over this possibility with teams yet to agree on the finances of how they...
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