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Miami, China to host sprint races in 2024 F1 season

By AFP
December 06, 2023

PARIS: The Miami and Chinese Grands Prix will host sprint races in the 2024 Formula One season, organisers announced on Tuesday. There will be six sprints for the second straight year, after the format was added in 2021 to three race weekends.

Red Bull Racings Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the qualifying session at the Circuit Zandvoort, ahead of the Dutch Formula One Grand Prix, in Zandvoort on August 26, 2023. — AFP
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen drives during the qualifying session at the Circuit Zandvoort, ahead of the Dutch Formula One Grand Prix, in Zandvoort on August 26, 2023. — AFP

The Azerbaijan and Belgian races will miss out on the Saturday sprint having held one each last year. “The addition of Shanghai will be a challenge for the teams and drivers as Formula One heads back to China for the first time since 2019, while a sprint in Miami will add a new dimension to an enthralling weekend,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of motorsports´ governing body the FIA.