FIA expect few changes to coronavirus measures in 2021

13-09-2020 12:57 | Updated: 13-09-2020 13:35
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FIA expect few changes to coronavirus measures in 2021

Formula 1 has changed enormously since the start of the season in Austria. Due to all the measures surrounding the coronavirus, it is suddenly a lot calmer on the paddock. According to the FIA, this calmness is something that people need to get used to, as the current measures will probably be extended to 2021.

"A number of experts in epidemiology have helped us. We have had tremendous help in putting the right measures in place", Jean Todt says to Todt expresses his satisfaction with the application of the measures. "All teams have done an excellent job together with the FIA".

2021 the same as 2020

Todt tells us that he is consulting a lot with the experts about what the coming months/years will look like for Formula 1. "One of the experts is Eric Caumes and he really helped us." Caumes himself indicates that "2021 will be the same as 2020", with the virus still to be controlled.

So that would mean that there will still be a limited number of fans and that the paddock will still be extremely empty in 2021. The measures in case of a positive test will probably remain in place, which could lead to scenarios like Sergio Perez in Silverstone where a driver has to miss one or more races because of a positive test.

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