An additional sprint race will take place on Saturday, with qualifying being moved to Friday.
Friday will consist of one 60-minute practice session followed by a qualifying session in the afternoon to determine the grid for the 100km sprint race.
Friday’s traditional second practice will be moved to Saturday morning, ahead of the sprint qualifying race, the results of which will then decide the starting grid for Sunday’s main grand prix.
Reduced points – 3, 2, 1 – will be on offer for the top three finishers of sprint qualifying.
British Grand Prix weekend schedule:
All times local time
Sprint Qualifying: 1630-1700
The proposals were met with an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the drivers when asked for their opinions at Imola last month.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton praised the sport for being “open-minded”.
“I’ve always said that we need to have some sort of different format throughout the year at some tracks,” Hamilton said. “Particularly like Monaco, for example. It’s beautiful to be at but it’s not an exciting race necessarily.
“So I like that they’re open-minded and making changes. I think from those experimental weekends, hopefully the sport will learn lots on how we can deploy better races moving forwards.”