Formula 1 organizers are planning a start to the season in July after announcing the cancellation of the French Grand Prix because of the spread of the Covid-19. Formula 1 president Chase Carey says he plans to start the season in Austria in July after France becomes the last country to postpone its race.
Organizers of the French Grand Prix said on Monday that the June 28 Paul Ricard race was halted due to the country’s ban on major events until mid-July.
Chase Carey, the organization’s president and CEO, said in a statement that he was “more and more confident in the progress of plans to start the season this summer” with the first race scheduled for July 3-5. . The plans provide for races to be held behind closed doors.
“September, October, and November would see us race in Eurasia, Asia, and the Americas, finishing the season in the Gulf in December, with Bahrain before the traditional final in Abu Dhabi, having run between 15 and 18 races,” said , before adding:
“We expect the first few races to be without supporters, but we hope that fans will be part of our events as we move up the calendar. We still have many issues to resolve, such as the entry and operating procedures for the teams and our other partners in each country. ”