The new format has been mooted for some time, with much debate over how F1 would implement the system.
And now the organisers have pulled the trigger on the idea, F1’s president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said he hopes fans will be thrilled by the additional on-track action the new format will bring to race weekends.
“We are excited by this new opportunity that will bring our fans an even more engaging race weekend in 2021,” he told Formula1.com.
“Seeing the drivers battling it out over three days will be an amazing experience and I am sure the drivers will relish the fight.
“I am delighted that all the teams supported this plan, and it is a testament to our united efforts to continue to engage our fans in new ways while ensuring we remain committed to the heritage and meritocracy of our sport.”