• 2021's second F1 sprint race was shorn of excitement in the same way as its forebear did at July's British GP.
• Despite overwhelmingly negative sentiment against the format, F1 is looking to include more races or even to be run as standalone events in 2022.
• The tone deafness of F1's owners to such disapproval is not accidental, but has everything to do with chasing profits.
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While its novelty rendered the inaugural Silverstone sprint race slightly more passable, the uneventfulness of the Monza event was slammed by fans and drivers alike.