The sprint qualifying over a distance of 100 kilometres will determine the GP grid and give the top three finishers championship points.
A statement released by F1 says the sprints, which are “designed to increase the on-track action”, would take place at two European races and at one race outside Europe.
Autosport then reported the two European sprints will be held at July’s British GP at Silverstone and the Italian GP at Monza in September.
Race weekends featuring the sprint qualifiers will have a tweaked format, with a regular qualifying session based on the fastest single lap after the first free practice on the Friday. That session will determine the grid for Saturday’s sprint qualifying.
The driver who comes top in the sprint, which will take place after the second free practice, will collect three championship points, the second-placed driver will take two points and third finisher will have one point.