With the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, which could reach out to about two-thirds of the world’s, the sporting activity has been in a big threat. The situation then became a standstill worldwide to stop the spread of Covid - 19.
However, F1 has already postponed the opening Grand Prix -the Australian GP, Bahrain GP, and Vietnam GP. It looks that the Dutch Grand Prix could be the next to be postponed which stet on 3rd May and let's not forget that Spain is another European country which caught up in the coronavirus drama. It's been said that the Spanish GP to be canceled which is set on May 10th. Anyway, we're all waiting for the official announcements from both organizers soon.
The Netherlands, home hero Max Verstappen was expected to return to the F1 calendar since 1985 years, (around 35 years ago) at the Circuit Zandvoort although the young dutch boy has completed his initial laps around the renovated Zandvoort circuit with the RB8 around the track after the modifications were completed. Huge work has been undertaken to renovate the circuit in northern Holland, with banked corners which drivers were looking forward to experiencing.
If the Dutch Grand Prix does become yet another sporting victim of the coronavirus pandemic, it could be likely to be rescheduled for August, when F1 is due to take its annual summer break. Anyhow, F1 bosses seek to rearrange the schedule, determined to cancel as few races as possible - as no race means no hosting fee, depending on who makes the call - all manner of options are being considered.
Ross Brawn believes that the summer break is likely to be scrapped in order to allow postponed races to be held: "I think by freeing up the August break, we give ourselves several weekends where we can have a race," he continued. "And I think we can build a pretty decent calendar for the rest of the year.
"It will look different," he admitted, "but it will still preserve a good number of races, and they're exciting races. So the season's going to start later, but I think it will be just as entertaining.
"I'm pretty optimistic that we can have a good 17-18 race championship or more," he said. "I think we can squeeze them in. But it depends on when the season will start."