The Government Decree has extended the red zone for Coronavirus to all of Lombardy and to 14 provinces of Emilia Romagna, Piemont and Marche. But Scuderia Ferrari is regularly leaving for Melbourne. There are no problems also for other teams leaving from Italy.
A piece of Italy has been closed due to the Coronavirus situation. The Government Decree has extended the off limits area to Lombardy and to 14 provinces of Emilia Romagna, Piemont and Marche. Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, Venice, Padua, Treviso, Asti, Alessandria, Novara, Vercelli and Verbano Cusio Ossola have also entered the new red area.
The intention of the government is to “… absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the territories, except for movements motivated by indifferent working needs or emergency situations”.
Wanting to take one case as an example, it is to think of Ferrari that is about to leave for the Australian GP which is scheduled for next weekend in Melbourne. The Scuderia is based in Maranello, in the province of Modena, therefore in one of the areas with the greatest control. The AlphaTauri based in Faenza is not subject to restrictions, while those of Haas operating at Dallara in Varano de ‘Melegari are included in the red area.
A spokesman for the Cavallino team confirmed that the track staff has currently been authorized to leave (today the team and tomorrow Mattia Binotto and the management staff and the top management), but that the team’s logistics are in contact with the authorities to acknowledge any changes.
It must be said that the first Ferrari staff has already arrived in Australia (who sets up the box and hospitality) and the controls have been milder than those that were announced: upon arrival there was only the temperature control and, since there was no were alarm cases, people were free to enter Melbourne without proceeding to the expected buffer.