Andreas Seidl says Formula 1’s first foray into sprint qualifying didn’t offer any “big surprises” or “big learnings” for McLaren.

Last time out at Silverstone, Formula 1 trialed a sprint qualifying race weekend format.

That meant qualifying took place on Friday evening with Lando Norris P6 to Daniel Ricciardo’s P7, the team-mates behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who was fourth fastest.

Sprint qualifying, a 17-lap dash, also ended with the Monégasque driver ahead, P4 with Norris and Ricciardo right behind him.

Speaking to Motorsport.com, he said: “I would say the weekend played out in terms of strategy and tyres as we had anticipated.

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