Todt: The goal is to resume the championships as soon as possible.

Todt: The goal is to resume the championships as soon as possible.

May 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

FIA President Jean Todt, in his address to national auto clubs, touched on several topical issues, in particular, confirming that the federation is striving to resume all motorsport championships as soon as possible, but adjusted for the special circumstances associated with the pandemic.

Jean Todt: “If we talk about our championships, the goal is to resume them as soon as possible, while taking care of the safety of the people involved in their organization and acting in accordance with the instructions of the competent authorities.

We hope that in Formula 1 season will be able to resume in the summer, and the first stage will be the Grand Prix of Austria, it will be held from July 3 to 5. In the future, we will be able to use the acquired knowledge and experience to conduct motorsport competitions in the context of the restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, and with your help start all the championships as soon as possible.

In parallel with our regular meetings, discussions will continue with promoters and car manufacturers on all matters relating to the financial situation …

Of course, the FIA ​​also suffers from the consequences of the pandemic, but is working on various economic scenarios in order to better assess these consequences, as well as learn how to best overcome them. ”

Todt also said that the federation is preparing to open both of its offices, in Paris and Geneva, on May 11.