As it was announced today, any British GP would be without spectators due to the Covid-19. The British Grand Prix is usually one of the biggest events in motorsport because not only for the track’s history, but all the fans create an atmosphere that it is almost impossible to beat and just a few events (like the Italian Grand Prix or the Mexican Grand Prix) are able to do so. Even though, for a lot of fans these were very sad news, but we all know what the world is going through, the British GP also made a statement in which they are willing to give thousands of tickets for the 2021 British Grand Prix to employees of the National Health service, as well to all those who are in the front line of fire in the fight against the coronavirus.
Covid-19 has made that the Australian, Monaco and French Grand Prix got cancelled and the Bahrain, Chinese, Vietnam, Dutch, Spanish, Baku, Canadian got postponed. This season was meant to be the longest in F1 history, with a total of 22 races (with the addition of the Dutch and Vietnam Grand Prix but with the loss of the German GP) but after all of this postponements, this year’s season will have maximum a total of 19 races but Formula 1’s CEO and chairman Chase Carey has told to the media that they are targeting a calendar with a total of 15-18 races. So they are expecting that, at least, another GP will call off. If you want to know all the information about the provisional calendar, just click here.
The British Grand Prix organization as well as its promoters agree to give free tickets to all medical personnel that requests so. This is a way to thank each and every person that is helping to stop the spread of the Chinese virus. Hopefully there are no more Grand Prix cancelled and we see racing once again.