Title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton were involved in incidents at every sprint race round, with the most explosive coming at Silverstone on the opening lap of the Sunday race.
F1 managing director of motor sport Ross Brawn had been keen to add as many as six races to the 2022 calendar for this season.
An apparent agreement in principal had been reached according to Brawn late last year but teams have pushed back over cost cap concerns.
It’s definitely being discussed, setting the sprint as a standalone event, having qualifying for Sunday,” Brawn said last year.
“Having a sprint very much as a standalone event, and with its own identity, and its own rewards, I think that’s a stage for the future if we do it. It’s certainly something which we’ve discussed with all the various stakeholders.”