Formula 1 bosses have backed a proposal to alter the format of dash races for subsequent season.
The plan, but to be confirmed, would see qualifying for the dash on Friday and the dash on Saturday earlier than qualifying for the primary grand prix.
There can be some consideration being given to reversing at the very least some portion of the grid for the dash.
Among different modifications, an additional cooling duct shall be permitted after issues of warmth publicity in excessive circumstances.
This follows the Qatar Grand Prix in October, when a number of drivers wanted medical consideration after the race.
A change to the technical laws will permit the groups so as to add an additional duct beneath the monocoque to channel air from exterior the automobile on to the motive force along with the standard one within the nostril.
The FIA can be trying into permitting using cooling race fits, however this could require a change to the foundations to power groups so as to add ballast to the automobile if they didn’t select to make use of them to make sure aggressive circumstances had been equal throughout the grid.
F1’s sporting advisory committee will research the potential ramifications earlier than the concept is put up for formal approval in January.
Red Bull crew principal Christian Horner stated: “It is clear the sprints need to evolve a bit. I understand the concept and action on all three days, but they have at times been slightly underwhelming.
“If there is usually a bit extra racing launched, maybe, (it might be good) however then you need to have a look at what the results of which can be, should you had been to reverse the grid and so on.”
These were among a series of changes announced after a meeting at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday of the F1 Commission, the sport’s rules think-tank that includes all the teams, along with governing body the FIA and commercial rights holder F1.
The potential changes to the sprint format have been introduced because of concerns that the current system is confusing.
For the last two seasons, qualifying for the grand prix has been run on Friday, before Saturday is devoted entirely to the sprint, with a qualifying session before a race.
But it was felt the arrangement put too big a gap between qualifying and the grand prix and raised questions about the merit of Saturday’s action, as the consequences of the sprint, with its reduced points, are minimal.
A statement from the FIA said the Commission had given “general assist” to the modifications to the dash format.
The plan will be discussed again at the next meeting of the F1 Commission in the new year.
Among other changes announced were:
- A further test of devices aimed at reducing spray from the cars in wet weather, after a failure of a first attempt earlier this year
- An settlement that “growth of future tyres ought to be targeted on discount of overheating and enhancing raceability” has led to a decision to abandon the ban on tyre-heating blankets for 2025
- An agreement that no work may be carried out by teams on development of their cars for the new 2026 technical regulations that accompany a change of engine format before the start of 2025.