Formula 1 have confirmed that the Italian Grand Prix will be the host of the second sprint qualifying test event, and announced a revised schedule for the weekend.

The format was debuted at Silverstone last weekend, and the second running of sprint qualifying will take place at the ‘Temple of Speed’ over the weekend of 10-12 September.

Monza, the fastest track on the Formula 1 calendar, had long been mooted as a host circuit for sprint qualifying, and the news was officially confirmed on Thursday evening as an 18-lap dash will take place on the Saturday.

Top Formula 1 staff such as Stefano Domenicali and Ross Brawn were pleased with what they saw in the first sprint qualifying test, but Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have already suggested that tweaks should be made to improve the spectacle.

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