Emola is qualifying for the sprint to return to the GP

Emola GP: Sprint Qualification Returns to Emola Grand Prix: The home of Ferrari, Emola will host the sprint qualifying race for the first time in the 2022 season. Three sprint qualification sessions were held in 2021, but there are a few changes this year, including a new points system and several new tracks. Follow Formula 1 live updates on InsideSport.IN

The F1 Sprint was launched last year and involved a 100km dash with every 25-30 minutes running. The results set the grid for the weekend headliner end – Sunday Grand Prix instead of a regular qualifying session.

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Imola GP: See what you need to know about SPRINT eligibility, rules, points distribution and F1 Sprint to get back to Imola GP

This year the sprint qualification will undoubtedly be more significant, the top eight drivers will be awarded points. Previously, points were awarded only to the first three drivers.

The driver who takes P1 will now get eight points, as opposed to three. Meanwhile, the eighth-ranked driver will now have to settle for just one point. These points will now be applied to both driver and constructor titles.

F1 2022 Sprint Qualifying Point Distribution:

P1 – 8 points

P2 – 7 points

P3 – 6 points

P4 – 5 points

P5 – 4 points

P6 – 3 points

P7 – 2 points

P8 – 1 point

The Austrian Red Bull Ring will also host a sprint qualification session
The Austrian Red Bull Ring will also host a sprint qualification session

There has been a shift around venues that will host sprint races this year. Interlagos returns for the sprint race for the second time this season. Meanwhile, the Red Bull Ring and Emola will see their first sprint race of the season.

Imola GP: See what you need to know about SPRINT eligibility, rules, points distribution and F1 Sprint to get back to Imola GP

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The first sprint race of the 2021 season took place at the British Grand Prix (Silverstone). It was the current champion Max Verstapen who led from his rival Lewis Hamilton. Valteri Botas, meanwhile, had to settle for third place.

The second sprint race of the 2021 season was held at the Italian Grand Prix (Manja). Voltaire Botas took first place and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Daniel Ricciardo had to settle for third place and even win the Italian Grand Prix.

Imola GP: See what you need to know about SPRINT eligibility, rules, points distribution and F1 Sprint to get back to Imola GP
Emola GP: Voltaire Botas takes first place in sprint race at Italian Grand Prix

The third sprint race of the 2021 season took place at the Sওo Paulo Grand Prix (Interlagos). Voltaire Botas again sealed the deal because he was first and Max Verstappen was second. Carlos Senz had to settle for third place. But, the race saw a stunning comeback from Lewis Hamilton as he finished 15th in just 24 laps and even went on to win the race.

Imola GP: See what you need to know about SPRINT eligibility, rules, points distribution and F1 Sprint to get back to Imola GP

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