The formula 1 has a new Running Gag. After the two-week test, in which the cars of the king class six instead of the previous eight days on the Asphalt of the Circuit de Barcelona-snap Catalunya, was greeted as a farewell like this: "Up to the season opener in Zandvoort." A funny saying, but at least a spark of Serious underlying.
The first Grand Prix of the Netherlands, after 35 years, is on the 3. May recognized. It would actually be the fifth Station in the 22-race you to test the calendar, the 70-year history. He might be finishing soon. The Grand Prix of the North sea is already indented once on place 4, because the race in China has been postponed for an indefinite period of time, the Coronavirus does not the glittering world of the formula 1 Holding.
From Melbourne, it is for the time being, the kick-off in two weeks, was planned to be used. It can change quickly. Australia has already announced stricter entry requirements. Bahrain, number 2 in the calendar, there are aircraft from Dubai and Singapore, no permission to land – the local airports are the hub of travel to the Kingdom. Just for the formula 1 Teams, which would travel directly from Australia. Employees of Italian formula 2 and formula 3 Teams that flew in this week for testing after Bahrain, were set for hours at the airport and investigated before they were allowed into the country.
Vietnam, whose formula-1-Premiere is planned for the beginning of April, don't want anybody to leave from a country in which there was an outbreak. Almost the entire paddock would be affected. Currently, mainly Italian employees of tyre manufacturer Pirelli, or, the brake expert, Brembo, and of course the Teams Ferrari and Alpha Tauri.
formula 1 boss Chase Carey told the Wall Street Journal: "We are planning the race to carry out, up to now, we have in all areas of the green light." He was, however, in constant exchange with health experts and the Grand Prix organisers, said the 66-year-old American. "Countries like Italy were not a few days ago, still in focus, so it is a flowing process." Ferrari has closed its museums in Maranello and Modena, ever; Alpha Tauri, formerly of Toro Rosso, is, according to team boss Franz Tost not employees of the so-called "red zones" of Italy more in his work to Faenza, 250 km Southeast of Milan located. In addition, Tost guests from the Lombardy and Veneto from said back, who had planned to travel to the test days Montmeló.
In the case of crisis discussed meeting on Thursday and Friday to discuss the team Manager and formula-1-owners further action, particularly with regard to the complicated logistics. Tost says: "We have to rebook all the flights, because we are not allowed to fly via Singapore or Hong Kong. This causes a lot of work." Yes, what with such a large uncertainty still plan?
"To the start of the season in Zandvoort" – from an off-hand spell for the formula 1 bitter could be Serious.
Created: 28.02.2020, 17:58 PMUpdated Date: 03 March 2020, 05:02