Formula 1 is a competitive car race that has several Grand Prixes in a year. The Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) sanctions the race. Hundreds of drivers have competed in the race since 1950. In a recent interview, Ross Brawn, the Managing Director of Formula One revealed that they are planning to create an isolated environment for drivers and teams. Read on to learn more about it.
Kickstarting the Next Formula One Season
The Federation Internationale de I’Automobile will give the Austrian Grand Prix green light if it takes place behind closed doors. Australia’s health minister said that it is unfortunate for the race to occur without fans. But, he assured all car race fans that they would watch it on television and other sports channels. The country needs to start the Grand Prix as it has delayed it for a while. Besides, thousands of people earn a living from it.
Formula One organizers stated that they would stage the Hungarian Grand Prix on August 2, but it will be held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The federation will use the same plan to hold the British and Hungarian Grand Prixes. The Hungarian government prohibited organizers for holding events with over 500 participants until August 15.
Plans for the New Isolated Environment
Ross Brawn, Formula One managing director stated that the federation is planning to create an isolated biosphere for drivers. It will start with the Austrian Grand Prix in July and the Hungarian Grand Prix in August. They are among the most popular Formula One races globally.
The sports federation is prioritizing the safety of all drivers and teams in the race. But, creating an isolated biosphere poses a logistical challenge for it. Brawn stated in an F1 Nation podcast that this will be the first time for the federation to organize the race in such circumstances. It has put more measures to protect all participants.
A few days ago, Chase Carey, Formula One Chief Executive explained how they will start the next season in July with the Austrian Grand Prix. The Red Bull Ring can host back-to-back car races. Chase stated that the federation needs to test and clear everyone for the coronavirus before they enter the isolated environment.
Austria has an airport near the circuit. It has amazing infrastructure despite being far from the metropolis. The circuit won’t have a motorhome but it has a functioning catering facility. Brawn hopes that drivers will support the federation’s efforts in starting the next racing season.
Silverstone recently stated that the British Grand Prix will take place behind closed doors on July 19, 2020. Formula One officials are drafting a revised calendar that will contain up to 18 races by December. They have canceled and postponed 10 races so far due to the ongoing health crisis.
The Federation Internationale de I’Automobile uses a points system to evaluate the results of individual races. It helps the organization in determining the constructors’ and drivers’ World Championships. The federation will soon create an isolated environment for its drivers and it won’t allow fans into the circuits due to the current health crisis.