Motor racing chiefs on Friday rubber-stamped the beginning of the F1 world championship.© AFP
Motor racing chiefs on Friday rubber-stamped the beginning of the Formula One world championship with, as anticipated, eight races in Europe between July and September. The 2020 marketing campaign, which ought to have gotten underway in mid-March in Australia, will open on July 5 on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, behind closed doorways. There will probably be diminished numbers of individuals within the paddock following strict well being protocols. A second GP is deliberate in Spielberg on July 12, earlier than Hungary (on the Hungaroring in Budapest) on July 19.
Again-to-back occasions observe in Great Britain (at Silverstone) on August 2 and 9, Spain (at Barcelona) on August 16, Belgium (Spa) on August 30 and Italy (Monza) on September 6.
The continuation of the season, not but revealed, ought to in precept take groups and drivers to Asia and the Americas, earlier than ending within the Center East in mid-December.
Measures to fight the unfold of COVID-19 initially present for the absence of spectators and the discount of the variety of individuals current on the circuits.
This contains groups, officers, safety and media.
These will probably be divided into safe teams and frequently examined.
Within the occasion of a constructive case, these people involved will probably be remoted and changed.
To permit compliance with social and bodily distancing measures, the FIA on Friday additionally authorised race marshals to “function remotely in distinctive circumstances”.
Limits may also be positioned on the variety of individuals allowed on the beginning grid whereas podium protocols may also be reviewed.
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