Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has said that he doesn't like sprint weekends in their current format because they 'take a lot of suspense away from the Sunday', as Formula 1 heads to Brazil for another weekend of alternative scheduling.
This weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix will be the third race in the last four that has been a sprint weekend, meaning just one practice session takes place on the Friday before qualifying, a ploy designed to make Fridays more competitive during events.
A shorter qualifying ensues on the Saturday, setting the grid for a sprint race later that day. That all culminates in the main race on Sunday, where the majority of points are up for grabs.
Part of the reason for this may be that, having only had one practice session to fine tune their car before it goes into parc ferme conditions, teams begin to use the sprint shootout and the sprint race in order to gather more data that may help them in the main race.
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