Formula One confident: 'Optimistic about most of season with fans'

26-02-2021 12:35 | Updated: 26-02-2021 14:49
Formula One confident: 'Optimistic about most of season with fans'

The world is still plagued by the coronavirus, but Formula 1 continues to hold out hope for Grands Prix with spectators in 2021. Of course, the pinnacle of motorsport is very cautious. Each location will be examined to see what is and is not possible.

"At this stage I am still optimistic that we will have spectators for most of the season. Of course, it depends very much on the venue. If you look at the UK, they are doing very well. The government has done a good job in rolling out the vaccine," said Cloe Targett-Adams, Global Director of Race Promotion.

Formula 1 keeps a close eye on the situation

Speaking at the BlackBook Motorsport Virtual Summit web seminar, the Britishman stressed that no unnecessary risks will be taken and that fans are only truly welcome if all local authorities support it. "In my view it's becoming more and more of a mixed year. Maybe there will be no gradual build-up (of crowds) at all towards the third and fourth quarter, but we have to approach each race individually and see where that country is at that particular time."

In any case, Targett-Adams' words show that the FOM hopes to welcome thousands of motorsport fans to the circuit, certainly in the second half of the season. For the time being we will look at each Grand Prix to see what is possible. Everything depends on the development of the coronavirus infections in the countries where Formula 1 will settle in the coming months. 

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