Ecclestone: "This season only sails on hope'

28-05-2020 18:23
by Editorial Team
Ecclestone: This season only sails on hope'

That Bernie Ecclestone is not a fan of how the FIA, Formula 1 and the teams are doing this season, the Brit has already made it clear on several occasions. He continues to hold that opinion, because once again he has stressed that there should not have been a championship at all this year. Even if it hasn't started yet and that's mainly due to the fact that it's far too much hoping.

Too many risks

"I thought at the beginning of all this (corona) there shouldn’t be a championship this year", Ecclestone starts his story at, "It’s not up to Formula One to say what’s going to happen. The Government can easily say, ‘Terribly sorry, it can’t happen’ and there might be a second wave of this virus and then everything that’s planned has to suddenly stop."

People are now busy putting together a new calendar and although plenty of measures are being taken to keep it as virus-free as possible, there are plenty of incalculable factors. Governments are one of them, but what if, for example, a whole team gets sick? Formula 1 can then continue, according to the rules, but whether that is morally the right thing to do...

Just one example, of course, but Ecclestone continues his story in that perspective. Everyone is now sailing on hope without certainties and that's not good. "This season is not good for anyone and the biggest problem they’ve got is not knowing when this is going to finish. If someone could say that this is going to end in September or October, you can make plans. But how can you make plans? All you have is hope."

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