Formula 1 Reveals 2024 Sprint Race Calendar

Formula 1 has unveiled the six circuits chosen for the F1 Sprint races in the 2024 season.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 8, 2024

2024 Sprint Race Calendar

Formula 1 has unveiled the six circuits chosen for the F1 Sprint races in the 2024 season.

The upcoming season will see Brazil hosting its fourth Sprint event, while Austria prepares for its third. Austin and Qatar are set to repeat their Sprint experiences for the second consecutive year. Notably, China and Miami are gearing up to host their inaugural Sprint races.

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The selection of circuits for the F1 Sprint calendar is strategically focused on tracks that promote overtaking, aiming to deliver tight, exhilarating races.

Introduced in 2021, the Sprint format has significantly boosted viewer engagement, particularly on Fridays, outperforming traditional practice sessions. These events have not only increased viewership but have also offered promoters and fans additional competitive racing.

2024 F1 Sprint events

Grand PrixVenueDate
ChinaShanghaiApril 19-21
MiamiMiamiMay 3-5
AustriaSpielbergJune 28-30
United StatesAustinOctober 18-20
BrazilSao PauloNovember 1-3
QatarLusailNovember 29 – December 1

A study by Nielsen covering 21 markets highlighted remarkable viewership increases for Sprint events in 2023. For instance, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix’s qualifying broadcast saw an 83% rise in viewers compared to the 2022 practice session. The US Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix experienced increases of 139% and 34%, respectively.

At the F1 Commission meeting in November, there was a consensus on modifying the Sprint Format for 2024. The aim is to streamline the weekend schedule by distinctly separating Sprint activities from the main Grand Prix events.

The Sporting Advisory Committee is tasked with finalising specific aspects, such as scheduling and parc ferme rules. Their finalised proposal will be presented at the first F1 Commission meeting of 2024.

Subsequent to this meeting, any adjustments to the Sprint format will be publicly announced.

“I am delighted to announce six exciting venues for next season’s F1 Sprint events, including two new hosts China and Miami, both of which will be fantastic additions and provide great racing for all our fans at the race and watching at home,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1.

“Since its creation in 2021, the Sprint has been consistent in delivering increased audiences on TV, more on track entertainment for the fans at events and increased fan engagement on social and digital platforms, and we are looking forward to the exciting events next year.”Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the FIA President, expressed his contentment, stating, “I am delighted to announce the six Sprint events for the upcoming season. I eagerly anticipate the comeback of four venues that have previously delivered exhilarating moments in this year’s Sprints.”

“The addition of Shanghai will be a challenge for the teams and drivers as Formula 1 heads back to China for the first time since 2019, while a Sprint in Miami will add a new dimension to an enthralling weekend. We must continuously develop and adapt to ensure we are doing what is best for the sport, and as such we are working with FOM and the teams to define the future direction of the Sprint format.”

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