Since introduction of parc ferme rules for spending reasons, there seemed more or less only one race strategy that worked. Put car on pole, dictate race pace. One consequence is that WDC battles of the Senna/Prost ilk, didn't happen anymore. Senna set a blistering pole, but in the race Prost came back because of a more suitable race setup.
For the sprint race, the same parc ferme rules already in place are planned being applied.
The result seems very predictable to me.
For me the question then is: make parc ferme rules as they are now still sense, when there is a cost cap in place?
IMO there is not any good reason left, as it will cost teams if they optimize the car for qualy or for race trim, even produce a special part just for qualy. There are obvious limits with producing special parts, with the engines and gear boxes rules for example.
There is also other policing going on, especially with the engines, so there is less opportunity to have an illegal engine during qualy.
So how should revised parc ferme rules look like?