The third sprint race in Formula 1 will be held at the Brazilian Grand Prix next month.

Formula 1 representatives also spoke with members of the international motorsport federation FIA on Wednesday about new regulations regarding shortened races, such as this year's GP of Belgium.

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Sprint races were also held in Great Britain and Italy earlier this year.

Max Verstappen won at Silverstone and Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in Monza.

However, Verstappen was awarded pole position in that last race, because Bottas took a grid penalty.

The result of the sprint race on Saturday determines the starting grid for the main race on Sunday.

The top three in each sprint race will receive World Cup points.

The starting order of the sprint race on Saturday will be determined in qualifying on Friday.

As a result, one of the three free practice sessions is cancelled.

According to the FIA, the first two sprint races have been positively received.

"We have received a report from a large part of the shareholders who are positive about the sprint concept. Decisions about future sprint races will be taken after the Brazilian GP, ​​but we look forward to that decision with optimism," the FIA ​​said in a statement. .

The sprint race at Interlagos will be the last sprint race of the year.

The race is scheduled for November 12.

Last season, the Brazilian Grand Prix was canceled due to the corona pandemic.

The Belgian Grand Prix fell into the water earlier this year.

The Belgian Grand Prix fell into the water earlier this year.

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Rules around shortened races may have changed

During the meeting of the F1 committee, the rained-out Belgian Grand Prix, at the end of August this year, was also discussed.

After the drivers had only done a few laps behind the safety car, it was flagged because the track was too wet to drive on.

"The committee has discussed possible changes to the sporting regulations in response to the weather-affected Belgian GP," writes the FIA, which hopes new regulations will be discussed at the next meeting of the sports advisory committee.

Verstappen won the shortened Belgian Grand Prix.

Because the drivers had covered less than 75 percent of the original race distance, half points were awarded.

On Sunday, Verstappen took over the World Cup lead from Lewis Hamilton with a second place in the Turkish Grand Prix.

The Formula 1 season will continue next week with the United States Grand Prix in Austin.

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