Pole position won with the fastest lap is something irreplaceable but as a first experiment the sprint race passed the test.
They were 17 very tight and exciting laps as Formula 1 should always be, especially Fernando Alonso’s comeback. His first lap was spectacular. Starting from eleventh place he took
However, I am of the opinion that some expedients must be taken. In order to increase the spectacle the points at stake should be increased to encourage the second tier drivers to take a few more risks, transforming these 100 kilometres into a real race rather than qualifying. In doing so we will have two grands prix, one a sprint and one regular, over the weekend, leaving the task of assigning pole position to qualifying.
Now it will be interesting to see tomorrow’s grand prix too to have a full panorama.
Gian Carlo Minardi