“Best proposal we’ve had in years”: Wolff intrigued by the idea of ‘Grand Slam’ sprint races

Last week, Formula 1 announced the implementation of three sprint races. These races will take place on three different circuits this season.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is in favour of sprint races and convinced about the value they will add to the sport.

These sprint races were meant to substitute a free practice session and will be decisive for the starting grid on Sunday. Even though many teams did not give a positive response to this decision, Wolff is optimistic about it.

“The fact is that this is the most intelligent proposal we’ve had in years, if you compare it with what fell through. So I think we should do it and try it out,” he said.

Wolff also thinks that these races can be the gateway for expansion of the concept even further.

“Maybe in the long run it can be extended to a kind of Grand Slam to give some weekends added value.”

The team boss was almost convinced that Saturdays could become decisive for championships in the future.

“There are so many points up for grabs throughout the year that Saturday could obviously be decisive for the world championship, but we don’t know that.”

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