The Formula 1 restarts. The season 2020, which was delayed by the outbreak of coronavirus, will begin on 5 July in Austria and the first of eight races will take place in Europe between July and September, in a first time behind closed doors. A second Grand Prize will follow on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on July 12, before Hungary, on the Hungaroring, Budapest on the 19th of July, the Great Britain (Silverstone) on 2 and 9 August, the Spain (on the circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmelo) on 16 August Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) August 30, and Italy (Monza) September 6.
In the case of Belgium, " the race will be held in strict compliance with the safety instructions laid down by the Council (belgian) national security and in consultation with the federal and walloon ", said a press release sent to the Agency France-Press by the organizers. Ran parallel to that of F1, the championship of Formula 2 and Formula 3 will follow the same schedule. "Because of the fluidity of the current situation related to the Covid-19 at the international level, the details of the full schedule will be finalized in the coming weeks, with the hope of having a total of 15 to 18 races by the end of the season in December," compared to 22 originally planned, specifying the promoter of the F1, Formula 1, and its instance regulatory, the international automobile Federation (FIA), in a press release Tuesday.
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The championship will end in December in Abu Dhabi and would be organized by geographic areas (Europe in July-August, Eurasia, Asia and the Americas in September-October-November, Middle East in December). "As previously indicated, it is currently intended that the first races are held behind closed doors" for reasons of health, say the F1, and the FIA, who hope to then be able to make it back to the fans " when it will be possible to do it safely ". To allow the resumption of racing, the two jurisdictions have also put in place a plan of action to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
health measures, strict
Among the precautions adopted include limiting the number of people on the paddock, sanitary controls at departure to the host country at arrival, and then every two days. The teams will be isolated from each other on the circuits, as well as the general public outside (international flights, local transportation, hotels). The second GP held at Silverstone, Great Britain, will be the occasion to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the F1. This is, in fact, that has been organized the first race in the may 13, 1950, won by Italian Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo).
The F1 season should begin in mid-march in Australia, but this GP has been cancelled in extremis following the discovery of a case within the McLaren team. Several races were postponed (Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Spain, Azerbaijan, Canada, Britain) or cancelled (Australia, Monaco, France, the netherlands). The F2 and the F3, they would have had to return a week later in Bahrain.
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The MotoGP, which was able to organize the races from Moto2 and Moto3 in Qatar in early march, must submit the near future, a calendar redesigned. Its promoter Dorna is waiting for a response from the Spanish government to its proposal to resume July 19 and 26 by two consecutive items on the circuit of Jerez (Andalusia).
The timing of the first eight races of the season 2020 F1, F2, and F3 :
July 10-12 : Grand Prix of Styria (Spielberg)
July 17-19 : Grand Prix of Hungary (Budapest)
July 31-August 2 : Grand Prix Great Britain (Silverstone)
7-9 August : Grand Prix anniversary of the 70 years of the F1 (Silverstone)
14-16 August : Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
28-30 August : Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
4-6 September : Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)p>
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