The new sprint racing format introduced in Formula 1 this year has been met with mixed reactions from fans and paddocks alike. Jenson Button is happy with the new format and is looking forward to more weekends of sprint races.
So far this calendar year, such a weekend has been held in Silverstone and Monza, in which a qualifying session will be held on Friday and a sprint race will be held on Saturday with that qualifying result to determine what the grid will be for the big race on Sunday. The new concept is not to everyone’s taste, but there are also plenty of people positive about more sprint races in the next season.
So is Jensen Button, according to his reaction to Sky Sports F1. “I know some people thought it was weird to do sprint races, but I think it’s great. I think it provides variety for drivers, engineers and strategic employees. It’s a very different weekend when you have a sprint race on the Saturday. Qualifying on Friday is cool, because then teams have less time to prepare. The sprint race itself is going to be very cool on some circuits. Not all circuits, but on some it is,” concludes the one-time world champion.