The season openers planned on July 7 and 12 are set to go ahead.(Getty Images)
The season openers planned on July 7 and 12 are set to go ahead.(Getty Images)

Formula One set to resume after season openers receive government’s go-ahead: report

Ever since the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled at the start of the season, several other races have endured the same fate due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:33 PM IST

Formula One is set up return to action after its season openers, scheduled to be held on July 7 and 12, received a go-ahead by the government.

The F1, Red Bull ring chiefs and local authorities have been at meetings discussing the resumption of race for weeks and there finally seem to be an outcome as they have reportedly devised a safety plan, including precautions to be taken.

Ever since the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled at the start of the season, several other races have endured the same fate due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the wait is finally over as the two races have been finalised to be held behind closed doors at the Spielberg circuit.

The success of these races could even lead to the continuation of the season on July 19 in Budapest, Hungary. “The two Formula One races on July 5 and 12 at Spielberg will be staged without spectators,” said Australia’s Health Minister Rudolph Anschober.

Even though 10 races were cancelled due to the pandemic, F1 chief Chase Carey has remained confident that 15 to 18 races could still be pulled off.

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