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F1 racing postpones the time of applying the new standard (Part 1)

The F1 world is actively preparing to enter an era of completely new standards starting in 2021. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing development disruptions and photo disruptions. significantly. Since then, FIA, F1 and related parties have agreed to come to a decision to postpone the time of applying the new standard to 2022.

The meeting between FIA, F1 and 10 teams on March 19 discussed the current pandemic situation and the impact of the pandemic this season, as well as a proposal to postpone the scheduled launch time. New standards later than 1 year.

The 2020 car will continue to be used in 2021

All agree that this is the most appropriate direction at the moment, with the hope of helping to reduce the financial burden on racing teams, especially when their revenue stream is reduced less due to fewer races taking place.

Official announcement issued by FIA: “All stakeholders discussed further the current situation of the 2020 season and the options that F1 will respond to the global pandemic challenges COVID-19 brings. again.”

In addition to the current financial situation, racing teams have agreed to use the 2020 car chassis for the 2021 season and suspend the development of other parts to be discussed later.

As noted above, the 2020 technical regulation will be rolled over to the 2021 season with further details to be discussed. The most significant of which is that the chassis of this season will continue to be used next year.

In addition, the development of aerodynamics under the new standard will be banned until the end of 2020. Thus, the racing team can only start researching new technical regulations from next year. The move is aimed at helping financially hard-hit teams “breathe” during these difficult times.

McLaren will need to have another plan to get the Mercedes “home” engine in its new car and this project will surely create a significant expense.

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Austria and England are most likely to organize 4 opening stages

Austria and England are the most likely candidates to host 4 opening stages of the Formula 1 (F1) season in 2020.

On April 27, Mr. Chase Carey, President of F1 World, sent a letter to partners to inform about the expected schedule of this year’s F1 season.

According to Mr. Carey, the first race of this season is expected to be held in Austria from July 3-5, after which the next races are scheduled to take place in continental Asia, Europe (Eurasia), Asia and the US in September, October and November.

Plans are underway so the season can start in Austria with two consecutive races on the weekends on July 5 and 12, before F1 to the UK and two more consecutive races at the end of July or early August if the governments of the two countries approve.

The Austrian government and the Styrian government have now confirmed they will not prevent the Red Bull Ring from holding a race in July, provided the race takes place behind closed doors with a minimum number of employees that attend

In fact, it also depends on the implementation of strict safety measures, including having all teams previously undergo medical examinations and those with negative results given special passports. allow them to go to Austria.

It should be added that to ensure the schedule does not fall below 10 races, Liberty Media is planning to organize consecutive races on consecutive weekends at the same venue, with employees of teams, radio and television are all isolated in the hotel between the races.

According to the assessment, the Spielberg area is an ideal location for the first race because the Austrian government not only started to relax socially but the Red Bull Ring race is located in the countryside, far from populated areas. Spielberg also has a local airport on site, allowing for easy access without compromising the health of the locals.

F1 Silverstone International Racetrack in England

Likewise is the British Silverstone race track, which is expected to hold 2 consecutive races in 2 consecutive weeks and has no fans, the media. It is expected this week that the British government will discuss the timing for some sporting events to take place, although the rules for social spacing are only relaxed by the end of May.

At least the F1 can take place will bring hope to the racing teams and fans after months of social separation.