Following prolonged discussions in regards to the thought of holding a trio of dash race Saturday occasions this yr, a framework of guidelines plus an additional monetary bundle have been put in place between the groups and F1’s bosses.
The matter nonetheless must undergo the formal channels to be put in to the foundations, with that course of now underway.
A vote on the dash race format is being tabled on the F1 Fee that’s assembly on Monday, and there will likely be a 48 hour deadline for responses.
For the dash race to be accepted it is going to require a ‘tremendous majority’ of 28 out of the 30 votes on the fee. Every staff has a vote, whereas the FIA and F1’s industrial rights holder have 10 votes every.
Nevertheless, with F1, the FIA and all groups in settlement in regards to the plans for the dash races it seems to be a formality for the matter to get the help that’s wanted.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12 and Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing RB16B battle initially of the race
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A proper announcement confirming the dash qualifying trials might come imminently and can virtually definitely be made earlier than this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
The dash qualifying plan will likely be to run three 100km Saturday races at Silverstone, Monza and Interlagos this yr to see what affect it has on the tv and trackside spectacle.
A daily qualifying session will likely be held on the Friday of every of those grands prix, with the dash qualifying occasion on Saturday each deciding the grid for Sunday’s essential occasion and providing a small variety of factors (Three-2-1) for the highest three finishers.
One of many largest hurdles that F1 wanted to beat for the dash race format was to kind the monetary bundle for the groups – amid considerations that better crash harm on Saturday might push groups over the sting of the price range cap.
Ultimately, a deal price round $500,000 for every staff was put in place, with scope for a person staff’s value cap restrict to be raised if there was an costly crash within the dash occasions.