[F1] – Good afternoon dear readers of FormulaPassion.it and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct writing of the Sprint qualification of the 2021 British Grand Prix. For the first time, the Circus is testing this innovative format, a mini race over a distance of 17 laps – or 30 minutes of maximum duration – whose order of arrival will establish the starting grid of the Britain of tomorrow. Also up for grabs 3 points for the first classified, two for the second and three for the third. The choice of tires is free and it is not mandatory to stop in the pits.
The Sprint Qualification will start at 17:30
16.40 – At Red Bull, on the other hand, according to Helmut Marko’s opinion, the medium compound is the best to avoid taking risks in a race with few points up for grabs. The important thing is not to compromise tomorrow’s Grand Prix.
Red Bull: “Best medium tire for the sprint race”
16.30 – The choice of tires in this Sprint Qualification is free. Soft, medium or hard? Toto Wolff hasn’t ruled out the soft rubber option for top drivers too.
Sprint qualification, Mercedes thinks of the soft
16.15 – Here is everything you need to know about this new format. We remind you that, in terms of penalties, penalties of 5 or 10 seconds will be added to the final time, while any Drive Through and Stop & Go will be discounted before the checkered flag of the Sprint Qualification.
How the Silverstone Sprint Qualification works
16.00 – Let’s start ours by summarizing the starting grid of this Sprint Qualifying which was established by the qualifying held yesterday. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will start from the front row, while the second will be Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.
2021 British GP Sprint Qualification: the starting grid