There’s no two ways about it. Formula 1 is dead set on becoming more appealing and finding new fans, and discussions are ongoing as to how to do that.
One of the key ideas is to hold some shorter events, with three sprint races pencilled in for the 2021 season.
The suggested venues for these races are said to be Gilles Villeneuve (Canadian GP), Monza (Italian GP) and Interlagos (Brazilian GP).
The format would be a simple one involving qualification on the Friday and the sprint race on Saturday with a duration of around an hour.
The result could help form the starting grid for the Sunday event and the idea is to inject some excitement into a championship that has been accused of being too predictable.
For now, the plan is to experiment in 2021 but if all goes well, the changes could become permanent in 2022.