British Grand Prix: Sprint’s F1 drivers “unknown” and “high-stakes” new format before their debut at Silverstone


The new schedule is scheduled for qualifying at 6 pm on Friday, the F1 Sprint debut at 4:30 pm on Saturday, and the British Grand Prix at 3 pm on Sunday; Watch the entire Silverstone weekend live broadcast on Sky Sports F1

Last update: 16/07/21 10:36am



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The Sky Sports F1 team explained the content and time of watching the live broadcast with us at Silverstone at the British Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Sky Sports F1 team explained the content and time of watching the live broadcast with us at Silverstone at the British Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

With the introduction of a new format for the British Grand Prix, the stars of Formula One enjoyed the “unknown” race against Silverstone this weekend. The drivers described the unique two race schedules as “exciting” and “high-risk”. .

This weekend, before the first F1 Sprint, expectations in the paddock have been established, which is changing the usual format.

All live on Sky Sports F1, Qualifying will be held on Friday at 6pm, followed by a short 17-lap race at 4:30pm on Saturday to qualify for the British Grand Prix at 3pm on Sunday.

This is a weekend not to be missed, and it is also quite a challenge for the 20 drivers, who expressed their views on the new competition system before their maiden voyage in F1.

Lewis Hamilton: We need to try new things

“I’m very excited about this. I have been complaining about this format, the format we have, because it has been the same for four days over the years.

Despite being 32 points behind Max Verstappen, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton still enjoys his battle with Red Bull this season

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Despite being 32 points behind Max Verstappen, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton still enjoys his battle with Red Bull this season

Despite being 32 points behind Max Verstappen, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton still enjoys his battle with Red Bull this season

“I like them trying new things and hope that whatever we find this weekend, we can be more dynamic in these other games and make the sport more exciting.”

Fernando Alonso: Sprint will be “high risk”

“In the sprint qualifying, the risk of that game was very high. Because of any problems you might have, any contact or any other problems, if you start from the back, we will have an impact on the Sunday game.

“So we need to take risks, yes, seize every opportunity and get some places, but at the same time have a greater advantage than Sunday’s game.

George Russell: Ready for the opportunity

“It will definitely be interesting. I think this is an unknown for everyone, but we are in a good position.

“I think there will be many midfielders who will be cautious in this regard. [Sprint] The game, because they just want to finish the game and be in a good position in Sunday’s game.

“For us who are only fighting in the P12 to P15 range, this may provide an opportunity to be a little bit more offensive and take advantage of drivers who are just trying to get a reasonable position on Sunday. There is always Opportunity and we must make the most of it.”

Sebastian Vettel: New things can be exciting…

“It’s going to be a little weird, isn’t it? You have to be straightforward from the beginning, so it should be exciting. This is something new, and new things can be exciting. We will see how it turns out, a lot of unknowns , But let’s give it a try. I think the key is that you finish the race, otherwise you will leave last on Sunday.

…But “pole position” should not be awarded to the Sprint champion

“Pole position is the fastest lap achieved, or the fastest lap in qualifying. This is a bit confusing.

“But obviously it depends. If it’s a one-off, then it won’t cause much harm.

“But if we finally have 10 sprint races next year or in the future, then I think it’s a bit weird. The pole position should be won by the fastest lap.

Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll showed their best Scottish accent at a press conference before the British Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll showed their best Scottish accent at a press conference before the British Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo and Lance Stroll showed their best Scottish accent at a press conference before the British Grand Prix

Daniel Ricciardo: Caution or risk?

“If you start from the front, then you may be a little bit cautious, I don’t want to say, but you may not take so many unnecessary risks, and if you go a little further, you will think that this is a sufficient opportunity in the beginning Time to get some positions.

“I have a good start this year, so I am very happy to have the opportunity to start two games this weekend and then from there.

“I’m very excited. I think it’s a good thing that we are experimenting and trying to improve the sport. Whether it’s great now or not does not mean it won’t be great in the future.

Charles Leclerc (Charles Leclerc): immediately understand the key to the car

“Practicing will be vital, I think it will be very busy, but it is very, very important to try to understand the car, try to set the lap before qualifying, and then that’s it, you can continue to use that for the rest of the time. Car on weekends.

“Therefore, it is very important to prepare your car for the weekend. However, this is one of our strengths. We are very good at preparing cars, so I hope we can take advantage of this and have a nice weekend.”



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