In F1, the summer break will be canceled and two-day stages will be heldMarch 15, 2020
After the abolition of the Australian Grand Prix, in Formula 1 postponed the holding of races in Bahrain and Vietnam. The stages in Zandvoort and Barcelona have not yet been officially postponed, but everything goes to the point that these races will not take place on the scheduled dates in early May.
Formula 1 Managing Director Ross Brown on the air of British Sky Sports spoke about the steps that they plan to take to conduct as much of the delayed races as possible. Among the options considered are the abolition of the summer break and the reduction of the weekend format to two days for the construction stages.
Ross Brown “We will consider the issue of transferring the delayed races to other dates this year. Having abandoned the August break, we will release several weekends during which you can hold races. I am sure that we will be able to create a full calendar for the remainder of the year.
The current version of the calendar will change, but it will include a sufficient number of stages in which we will see exciting races. The season will begin later, but it will be just as interesting. We entered uncharted territory, but I am optimistic and I think that we can spend 17-18 races or more, but it all depends on when the season starts.
One of the options we are considering is holding a weekend in a two-day format. If the format is reduced to two days, then we will have the opportunity to carry out the constructed steps.
This year, we need the teams to be flexible and give us the opportunity to implement some of the proposals, since we were in unusual circumstances. We must do everything for the season, so that it becomes cost-effective for the teams.
We don’t want to put the teams in too difficult conditions and carry out the structured stages if one of them does not agree to this. We want to calmly start the season, and I’m sure that the teams will be flexible, allowing us to realize our plans. ”
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