At Silverstone and Monza, the two venues that have hosted sprint qualifying races so far this year, Friday practice is reduced to just 60 minutes of running instead of the usual 120.
The day also features a qualifying session that determines the grid for the sprint race on Saturday.
The format has meant the sole Friday practice session is more important and intense for F1 teams, something that has been welcome by several drivers.
“I quite like this format for the Friday,” said Leclerc. “I think for the Friday it’s definitely something positive.

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