Red Bull’s Sergio Perez believes sprint qualifying does not bring any benefit to either the drivers or fans.

For 2021, Formula 1 introduced this new race weekend format as a trial across three events, the second of which is the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Under the altered format, traditional qualifying moves to Friday, setting the grid for this new sprint race, and the finishing order of that determines the starting order for the main grand prix, still seen as the centrepiece of the weekend.

There had been talk of perhaps making sprint qualifying a standalone event, but no such decision will be made until the final staging at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix has taken place.

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