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Austria to test spectators before GP while Imola is offering for free

Two ultimate maneuvers to save the 2020 season.  In Austria, organizers are coming up with their proposal in order to guarantee the safety of spectators attending the possible first race of 2020. Imola in claiming to host a low-budget race without public.

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Austria to test spectators before GP while Imola is offering for free
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic

Testing. After aerodynamics, engines and tyres, a new way of testing could break into the paddock: a serologic test granted to all the spectators coming for grabbing their seat in the Red Bull Ring grandstands for the (possible) first Grand Prix of the season.

Kleine Zeitung Austrian magazine is reporting the new idea of Project Spielberg management: the fee for the epidemic controls could be charged into the admission ticket price. The company that rule the track has already tested the 380 people personnel (including restaurants roosters of the circuit area) and the 20 attendents of the local tourism association, plus the security branch of Red Bull.

These measures should be put in place safely, before heading towards the race date; the desire expressed by Helmut Marko has been clear to the Styrian region televisoon ORF:

"Everything will be checked, but the most likely would be a normal Grand Prix first on July 5th and then a two-day event, at a good time for many time zone (edit: sunset is likely to happen at 9 PM, letting host the race in a format never seen yet)"

One thing is trying to set up a single race, another to host two, even little, separated races: standing to the current situation, the organizing machine should be well-oiled for sure.

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Even Imola, states president Uberto Selvatico Estense, is willing to gain its opportunity: the circuit's managing company has formally offered for free the renting of the structure to the Italian government authority on autoracing, Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI). The idea is to have a low budget event without dealing with crowds of people and its facilities:

"It's much easier without spectators, we don't have to take care of the grandstands, we don't have to take care of things like VIP hospitality and so on. For sure it will be cheaper than a complete organisation [...] Obviously it depends also on the government rules, if they will allow us to run such a race"

told to Motorsport.com; claiming in the end that

"I think people would like to go back to Imola. It's a dream for us, but we're still dreaming!"

Will the people be so dreamer to get a blood test before sitting in grandstands with masks and gloves, maybe distanced each other?

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