Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix Postponed
Just when we thought we saw all the action we were going to see out of the 2020 Formula 1 season , the plot thickens. As questions arose about the safety of having more Grand Prix events in the face of more teams have members being monitored for Coronavirus, F1 and the FIA have both come out to officially announce that the Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix Postponed for safety reasons.
Here is part of Formula’1 statement that delves into the possibility of the events taking place with full quotes from key decision makers under that.
Formula 1 and the FIA continue to work closely with the race promoters in Bahrain and Vietnam and the local health authorities to monitor the situation and take the appropriate amount of time to study the viability of potential alternative dates for each Grand Prix later in the year should the situation improve. As a result, Formula 1 and the FIA expect to begin the Championship in Europe at the end of May but given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Europe in recent days, this will be regularly reviewed.
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Australian Grand Prix Cancelled Article
The cancellation of Australian Grand Prix did not go as smoothly as Liberty would have hoped. As more details come to surface, it’s clear neither Formula 1 nor any of the motorsport partners operating F1 had a contingency plan in place.
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Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix Postponed Statements
Chase Carey, who had a very poor showing at the Australian Grand Prix in marshaling his resources and handling the cancellation of the GP, went on to say this about The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix Postponements:
Chase Carey, CEO & F1 Chairman
Despite Todt’s relative absence from the evolving COVID19 situation at yesterday’s Australian Grand Prix debacle, he was sure to issue a public statement as quick as possible this time around. He had this to say about Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix postponed:
Jean Todt on the postponement of Bahrain and Vietnam
What’s Next For Formula 1?
The plan right now is to start the 2020 F1 season in Europe but it’s looking like there may be some risk to that as well. I will continue to monitor this situation and keep the site content updated appropriately so you remain informed.