it is Still not clear how many races will include the formula 1 season 2020. This week the king's class published a provisional Europe calendar includes eight races. The goal is to arrange the eight Events for more overseas races. In the current corona crisis, but is not sure, whether this will in fact be possible.
so, What would happen if in the worst case, only the previously announced race can take place? The international automobile Federation (FIA) before actually writes that race on at least three different continents have to be held to a championship counts as a world championship. 2020, you would make an exception.
The formula 1 sporting Director Ross Brawn assured, at least in the conversation with 'Motorsport-Total.com'. "In theory, the eight European races for a world championship," he explains. Anyway, Brawn is not, however, assume that it will remain at the Events in Austria, Hungary, great Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italy.Brawn: the Situation changes nearly every day
It was "a challenge", the other calendar to put together. "But I think that it was also a challenge for the European season to put together," explains Brawn, and recalls: "two or three weeks Ago or a month ago it looked impossible." Nevertheless, you've managed to create a "regular" calendar.
the biggest Problem with formula 1 is currently that long-term planning is hardly possible, because no one knows how the Situation around the Coronavirus in the coming months will develop. "The Situation changes almost daily. Overall, it is better, but there are still countries where the situation is just the worst," said Brawn.
formula 1 Boss Chase Carey said recently that they wanted to make the calendar starting in the autumn of any unnecessary pressure. And also, Brawn stresses that you would like to give both, as well as the concerned organizers time. He cites the example of Mexico, where the organizers want to organize this year, be sure to have a Grand Prix.
He did not want to speculate, therefore, "" which countries make it into the calendar and which are not. "But I think that there are enough races to have a good season," said Brawn. In the case of the overseas races, especially the high costs are the Problem. Race in Europe would be for the formula 1 and their ten Teams to be significantly cheaper.
Brawn explains that you should take into account different things. "The financial aspect is one of them," he confirms, and explains at the same time, that a complete cancellation of the season 2020 was never an Option. The had demanded, among other things, Ex-formula 1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone. "I don't think that would be good. I think the formula 1 would be much worse off," said Brawn.
in addition, Brawn confirmed that the Hockenheim ring, such as, for example, Imola is still one of the replacement candidates, if other races can not take place. "They are options, but no options that we are pursuing at the moment. We simply check what is possible", makes it clear that the formula-1-sport-in-chief, in this context, but also.
It was "happy" that you have these Alternatives as a Plan B. "At the moment we are trying to follow Plan A," emphasizes Brawn, however. And Plan A is to start after the end of the Europe season, an overseas tour. Whether or where this will actually be possible, the only show in the coming months.
This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann, Co-author: Adam Cooper
*The contribution of "Brawn: the world Cup title in 2020 there will also be eight races on a continent," published by Motorsport-Total.com. Contact with the executives here.Motorsport-Total.com Date Of Update: 04 June 2020, 17:27