F1 has revealed the six venues which will host the sprint weekends in 2024 with two replacements from 2023 noted as well.
F1 has noted down the six grands prix that will host the sprint races in 2024 as the number remains the same as 2023, but with two replacements. The two changes from last year are China and Miami replacing Azerbaijan and Belgium, while rest four remains the same.
The first of the F1 Sprint in 2024 will be at the returning Chinese GP on April 19-21 weekend, which will be followed by the Miami GP on May 3-5. Post the two new events, Austrian GP will once again host a sprint on June 28-30 weekend.
The US GP will be next on October 18-20, with Brazil GP on November 1-3 and finale in Qatar GP on November 29 – December 1. There will be some changes in the format especially on the parc ferme side after troubles seen in 2023.
The proposal for the same has been prepared and will be presented in the F1 Commission meet in January of 2024. Along with the calendar, Formula 1 shared some positive figures where it noted that the ‘Azerbaijan GP the broadcast audience for Qualifying was +83% vs 2022 Free Practice 2 session, +139% for the US GP, +34% for the Belgium GP’.
“I am delighted to announce six exciting venues for next season’s F1 Sprint events, including two new hosts China and Miami, both of which will be fantastic additions and provide great racing for all our fans at the race and watching at home,” said Stefano Domenicali.
“Since its creation in 2021, the Sprint has been consistent in delivering increased audiences on TV, more on track entertainment for the fans at events and increased fan engagement on social and digital platforms, and we are looking forward to the exciting events next year.”
At the same time, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem added: “I’m pleased to confirm the six Sprint events for next season and am looking forward to the return of four host venues that have provided some thrilling action in the Sprints this year.
“The addition of Shanghai will be a challenge for the teams and drivers as Formula 1 heads back to China for the first time since 2019, while a Sprint in Miami will add a new dimension to an enthralling weekend. We must continuously develop and adapt to ensure we are doing what is best for the sport, and as such we are working with FOM and the teams to define the future direction of the Sprint format.”
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