Written in SPORTS CENTER the 8/19/2022 1:06 p.m. The Formula 1 launched the Sprint qualifying format in 2021, which was one of the great inno
Formula 1: When will the last Sprint race of the 2022 season be run?
Written in SPORTS CENTER the 8/19/2022 1:06 p.m.
The Formula 1 launched the Sprint qualifying format in 2021, which was one of the great innovations in the way of approaching the Grand Prixwith a qualifying session on Friday, the race that assumes the order of the grid on Saturday with a third of the total distance of the race, the result of which generates the starting order for the Prix that is disputed like the last 71 years.
The experiment resulted in a positive experience and was replicated for 2022 with three weekends with this format at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the beginning of the year, the race in Austria at the Red Bull Ring and one more pending in one of the traditional tests of the annual Formula 1 cycle: Brazil.
Brazil will mean the penultimate race of the current campaign and the first weekend in the premier category of motorsport after the Mexican Grand Prix. On the other hand, it will also be the debut occasion for Lewis Hamilton as a “Brazilian citizen”, after the congress of that nation gave him a passport and honorary nationality as a tribute to the seven-time champion of the category.
These have been the results of the Sprint races of the 2022 Formula 1 season
In 2022, the Sprints have been owned by Max Verstappen, Dutch driver of Red Bull, who took in Emilia Romagna after a spectacular passing of Charles Leclercwho for his part has been the most regular driver in the classifications, whether in traditional format or of this type.
On the other hand, in the Austrian Grand Prix the current world champion signed a dream weekend until Saturday with pole position in Friday’s qualythe victory in the Sprint the following day, although without being able to sustain victory in the 2022 campaign that ended at the hands of the Ferrari Monegasque.
With two weeks to go before the return of Formula 1 towards the final stretch of the Formula 1 championship, Red Bull still boasts the leadership both in the drivers’ category with Max Verstappen who has an 80-point advantage over Charles Leclerc, his closest competitor, as well as in the constructors, where the Dutchman and Sergio “Checo” Pérez have the Austrians with a considerable advantage over Ferrari and Mercedes.