(Motorsport-Total.com) – Became makes Formula 1 with the Chinese Grand Prix? The race in Shanghai is on the brink thanks to the corona virus. Numerous sporting events have already been canceled, so it only seems to be a matter of time before Formula 1 follows the example. But then used to be happens? Do you cancel the race completely or do you just postpone it?
“We will Let us have the opportunity to run the race later in the year, “Formula 1 sports director Ross Brawn said yesterday. Because it is clear: The series does not want to miss the entry fees and sees China as an immensely important market. “We would like to have a race in China,” emphasizes Brawn.
But there is still the possibility to start the race in one with 22 Grands Prix to postpone a prodigious calendar anyway? There will be no exchange with another race – for example Russia. Because no promoter will voluntarily steal six months of advertising time.
A run is only realistic in the second half of the year, when the self-discipline has improved again by then. However, a look at the calendar reveals that it is not so easy to take a weekend off.
30. August: Belgium
September 6: Italy
13. September: free
20. September: Singapore
27. September: Russia
October 4: free
11. October: Japan
18. October: free
25. October: USA
November 1: Mexico
November 8: free
15. November: Brazil
22. November: free
29. November: Abu Dhabi
December 6: free
13. December: free
There are two main things to consider when moving. After France-Austria-Great Britain 2018 the groups don't want another triple Header to avoid further burdening the employees. At that time there were even three European races without long flights, jet lag or customs complications. This would be logistically impossible for overseas races.
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In addition, China has not been granted a support-to-support slot in the recent past because of some problems with customs.
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If you consider these two things, inserting them into the calendar is impossible. The groups refuse to shorten the summer break by putting the race on a week to Budapest, all other slots are occupied. With the 13. September would have five races in a row, the four free weekends that followed would mean four races in a row – and that with nonsensical travel routes like Mexico – China – Brazil to Abu Dhabi, but that would also be impractical for three races in different time zones. The only possibility would be to extend the season .
Does Abu Dhabi move backwards?
However, it is questionable whether the groups would be ready to hold another Broad Prix in China after the already exhausting season, which would take place in mid-December when the preparations for 2021 are already in full swing. And then there is the fact that Abu Dhabi is allowed to hold the season finale according to the contract.
The only way to avoid this is to postpone Abu Dhabi by a week and Shanghai to the original final slot puts. But here, too, the groups should not be pleased with the additional burden at the end of the season.
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Should you decide to do so, then you should not neglect a look at the weather: In December the temperatures average three to eleven degrees Celsius with ten hours of sunlight legit Imprint. A gray weekend in a gray paddock would be guaranteed quickly – not exactly attractive for the end of the season.
Whether the Formula 1 season 21 or 22 will have races, but remains to be seen first.