So what's the verdict on the sprint race format so far?
I have enjoyed the spicing up of Fridays with qualifying (for the sprint race ) and the excitement before the start of the sprint race, and the sprint races themselves I have quite enjoyed, bizarrely. They have shaken up the grid a bit, which seems to be one of the stated objectives. Having said that, I think overall, I prefer the regular format better. The sprint race does cheapen qualifying somewhat, imo. I have a feeling we're stuck with it at selected tracks again for next year and maybe it will work better with the new cars?