With 112 days late start Ferrari Star Sebastian Vettel and world champion Lewis Hamilton at last in the formula 1 season.
After more than three and a half months, Corona-forced break, the king class of motor sport must usher in the first weekend of July at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, the championship fight but in front of empty stands.
to expect a Notkalender for the rest of the Grand Prix, in Hockenheim for the time being, is likely to be missing in the next few days. "This is very important for formula 1, it goes off," said Red Bull Motorsport Advisor Helmut Marko, the news Agency APA. "We are pleased and proud of Austria."
The organizers of the Grand Prix of Austria Hygiene and safety concept was approved on Saturday by the competent Ministry of health. Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) spoke of a "scheme with a high level of protection" for the 5. and 12. July without spectators race planned Double. The concept corresponds to "the needs in the Corona-time".
Because of the pandemic were included to the original kick-off at 15. March in Australia, all the other Grand Prix until the end of June moved or been cancelled. Hence it is called so: Spielberg instead of Melbourne. A week after the first race in Styria will once again be on the mountainous course hazards. Marko stressed that the race definitely take place without spectators. After that, the magazine "auto, motor und sport", according to the 19. July to go in Budapest.
This would be for the time being, there is no place for the Hockenheim ring. Of course from the North-Baden was dropped from the calendar for this year, but had stressed time and again, to possibly want to step in. Hockenheim, but it could be still on the stage, there should be in an Overseas Grand Prix problems due to the pandemic. Thus could present Vettel 2020 on his Ferrari farewell tour, maybe in the home.
at Least 15 races want to host the formula 1 bosses this season, to get the full TV money. The basis for this should be a strict security concept. Formula-1-sport Director Ross Brawn talked of in the courses in Europe have its own "biosphere" create. "We must create an environment, which is itself a little bubble of Isolation," said the Briton.
as For Spielberg, the health report, among other things, that the pilots and the rest of the formula 1 personnel prior to entry to Austria on the Coronavirus test must. That immediately next to the course is a military airport available to the Teams, with their Charter planes can land, is contrary to the concept.
The Teams will be accommodated also in separate Hotels. The number of employees per team at the track will already be on 80 limited. Overall, should belong to the race in Austria, the organizer, according to a maximum of 2000 persons in the entourage of the series.
Spielberg could serve as a blueprint for the following Grand Prix. The two final races of the year provided a draft of the calendar, for December: To Bahrain (6.12.) could an end to the formula 1, a week later, traditionally, in Abu Dhabi, one of their most memorable seasons.dpa Date Of Update: 31 May 2020, 23:26