With much of the schedule for the 2020 Formula 1 season confirmed, the highest motorsport category is poised to have a fairly large number of Grand Prix in a few days. We have already seen a triple-header and it is expected that there will be many more with the aim of covering the largest number of races after having cancelled the arrival of the category in many countries, including the entire American continent, Australia, Monaco, France, Japan, among many others. Initially, all the races on the calendar were supposed to be without public and behind closed doors, however, the FIA and Formula 1 were expecting that the Italian Grand Prix, in Monza, the first fans would be in the stands of the racetrack, however, today, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza has confirmed that their event will be held without fans.
“Due to the persistence of uncertainty conditions related to the health emergency Covid-19, we are forced, despite ourselves, to confirm that the 2020 edition of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza will be held behind closed doors, that is, without spectators.” This was shown in the press release from the ticketing service.
“Tickets already purchased will be refunded for the full-face value shown on them. Refunds will be handled in different ways, customers who have purchased tickets through the official web sites will automatically receive the refund, to the credit card used during the purchase. The customer does not need to submit any request or access without procedure.” Confirmed the race track.
It will be a shame not to see all those fans who meet year after year at the Monza racetrack to support, mostly, Ferrari. That wave of fans with red articles may not be supporting the Italian team. It will be the first time that the image of the podium in Monza is not full of fans or Italian flags. As we commented at the beginning, the Italian Grand Prix was the estimated date for the fans to meet again at the racetrack, it is worth mentioning that it would be limited and with the highest sanitation measures, but after receiving this news, the Portuguese Grand Prix, which will take place in Portimao on October 25, is postulated as the event in which fans could once again be present on the circuit.