Formula 1 is holding three sprint qualifying trials during the current season, with two having already taken place at the British and Italian Grands Prix. A final one is set for Brazil later in the championship
Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc echoed his teammates sentiments when asked about what he thought of the Sprint Qualifying weekend at the Monza circuit, by stating that he usually is a bit bored on a normal Friday, while at the same time pointing out that he did not enjoy the Italian Grand Prix Sprint race as much as the one held two months ago in Silverstone, when the first Sprint Race of the 2021 Formula 1 season took place.
“I think for the Friday it’s definitely something positive,” – Charles Leclerc said after the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, a race in which the Monegasque driver finished just outside the podium – “I am a bit bored on the normal Friday because with first free practice session and the second practice session there is nothing to gain and nothing to lose. I mean you get to put in laps and that’s always good, but you’ve got so many chances to make up for what you have lost in FP1 for example. Now FP1 is an actual session where it’s worth pushing and finding the limits. As for the Sprint Qualifying, it was good at Silverstone but I didn’t enjoy it as much at Monza. Maybe there’s room to try something different for Sprint Qualifying. I think we are more or less all on the same page to just try and do something different.” – Scuderia Ferrari Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc explained.
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali earlier last week talked about the possibility of one third of the grands prix in 2022 featuring sprint qualifying events. However, the sport must wait for final feedback after the trials are finished before making a call on what happens at the end of the 2021 season.