Components 1’s new Dash weekend format will see separate qualifying classes held to set the grid for Saturday’s Dash and Sunday’s full-length race; watch the brand new format debut reside on Sky Sports activities F1 on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend
Final Up to date: 25/04/23 4:52pm
Components 1 has confirmed a brand new format for Dash weekends in 2023 that can see a second qualifying session, to be often known as the Dash Shootout, added to the schedule.
The brand new format, which was voted by means of by the F1 Fee and World Motor Sport Council on Tuesday, might be used on the six Dash weekends going down this season, the primary of which is that this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The earlier format, which has been used since Dash weekends had been launched to F1 in 2021, noticed a qualifying session on Friday set the grid for Saturday’s shortened race, which might in flip set the order for Sunday’s Grand Prix.
The up to date schedule will see Friday’s qualifying session set the grid for Sunday’s race, whereas Saturday will now function a standalone double of the Dash Shootout to dictate the order for the shortened 100km race that follows.
Qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix
The Dash Shootout will mirror a daily F1 qualifying session in being cut up into three elements, however every of these might be shorter, with the ultimate eight-minute interval doubtlessly resulting in one-lap contests to set the highest 10.
Whereas groups are free to make use of any of their out there tyres in common qualifying, within the Dash Shootout new units of tyres might be obligatory in every of the three elements, with medium compounds in Q1 and Q2 adopted by a swap to softs in Q3.
There is no such thing as a change to the awarding of factors from 2022. The Dash winner will rating eight factors, with that quantity descending by some extent for every of the highest eight.
The modifications get rid of a second apply session on Saturday morning, which had been criticised for offering minimal leisure, provided that after Friday qualifying groups had been unable to make setup modifications to their vehicles.
F1 Dash dates in 2023
|April 29||Azerbaijan GP|
|July 1||Austrian GP|
|July 29||Belgian GP|
|October 7||Qatar GP|
|October 21||US GP|
|November 4||Sao Paulo GP|
Groups and drivers will now have simply Friday’s opening 60-minute apply session to work out their automotive setups for the rest of the weekend.
There’s hope that the Dash contest now not setting the grid for Sunday’s race, the place essentially the most factors are on supply, will encourage drivers to take extra dangers on a Saturday.
Clarification has additionally been supplied on how grid penalties might be utilized throughout Dash weekends, with offences in Friday’s apply session or qualifying to be utilized to the race, whereas penalties incurred within the Dash Shootout might be utilized to the Dash.
A grid penalty ensuing from an incident through the Dash might be utilized to Sunday’s race, whereas any breach of parc ferme will lead to pit lane begins for each the Dash and the Race.
Any grid penalties brought on by breaching energy unit limits will solely apply to the race, except their set up additionally represents a parc ferme breach.
The F1 Fee additionally authorized a rise from three to 4 within the variety of energy unit parts groups might be allowed to make use of through the 2023 season. Every driver now has entry to an extra inside combustion engine (ICE), turbo charger, MGU-H and MGU-Ok.
Sky Sports activities F1’s reside Azerbaijan GP schedule
10.30am: Drivers’ Press Convention
8am: F2 Observe
10am: Azerbaijan GP Observe One (session begins 10.30am)
11.55am: F2 Qualifying
1pm: Azerbaijan GP Qualifying build-up
2pm: AZERBAIJAN GP QUALIFYING
3.30pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book
9am: Azerbaijan GP Dash Qualifying build-up
9.30am: AZERBAIJAN GP SPRINT SHOOTOUT
12:10pm: F2 Dash Race
1.30pm: Azerbaijan GP Dash build-up
2:30pm: AZERBAIJAN GP SPRINT
4pm: Ted’s Dash Pocket book
8.30am: F2 Function Race
10.30am: Grand Prix Sunday Azerbaijan GP build-up
12pm: THE AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX
2pm: Chequered Flag Azerbaijan GP response
3pm: Ted’s Pocket book
The Components 1 season resumes with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from April 28-30, with the primary Dash weekend of 2023 proven in full reside on Sky Sports activities F1. Watch Saturday’s Dash at 2:30pm and Sunday’s race at 12pm. Get Sky Sports activities
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