The situation seems to have changed slightly since the beginning of this coronavirus pandemic which overturned all the predictions made for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The F1 leaders are busy building a race calendar that could make it possible for the rest of the races to take place.
F1 CEO Chase Carey announced earlier this week that the 2020 Formula 1 season could begin with the Austrian Grand Prix which will take place in July.
To keep as many people safe as possible, governments around the world continue to ban mass travel, which is why Carey has come up with the idea of starting the F1 season without an audience, decision that, on Monday, even the leaders of Silverstone supported by stating that if everything goes in the right direction, the Silverstone Grand Prix will take place behind closed doors, therefore without fans.
Today, the Hungarian Grand Prix officials have supported the idea of holding the event, scheduled for August 2, behind closed doors as the Hungarian government has denied any event that could involve more than 500 spectators until August 15.
A very specific statement was made just after this decision: "The Hungaroring team has been waiting until the very end and is still working with the international rights holder, but it has now become clear that we cannot hold the 35th Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix in front of spectators despite all our efforts."
To this statement has been added the concern regarding the health of fans and collaborators of the circuit.
"In recent weeks, we have been constantly voicing that we are open to any solution in order to host the Grand Prix again this year, and it became clear yesterday that all this is only possible behind closed gates."
"We will continue to work with the international promoter to find the best possible solution."
Another point to keep in mind is that many fans buy tickets for the races long before the season starts. With this in mind, it has been decided that the ticket valid for the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix can be transferred to the 2021 Grand Prix or get a refund for those who request it.
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