Formula 1’s plans to introduce Sprint Races at a handful of weekends this season has been welcomed by the Ferrari team.
Under the new proposed format, qualifying would be moved to Friday afternoon, with the results from that session setting the grid for the shorter Sprint Race on Saturday.
The starting order for Sunday’s grand prix would then be settled through the final classifications from the Sprint Race.
It is understood that the format would be introduced at three events this year.
While no such plans have yet been ratified, Ferrari is encouraged by talks regarding a new format aimed at creating more unpredictable races.
“We’re very engaged in the discussions with Formula 1 and the FIA, we believe that changing for more spectacle and, eventually, for unpredictable races will be great,” said Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto.
“The discussion is ongoing, the discussions at the moment seem to be promising for a good outcome but we still need to look at the details.
“Details will make the difference, in that respect, so I think the team work has to continue and hopefully we’ll find a good solution.”