In watch of the persevered unfold of COVID-19 and after ongoing discussions with the FIA, the Bahrain International Circuit, the Bahrain Motor Federation, the Hanoi Of us’s Committee, the Vietnamese Motorsports Association, and the Vietnam Tall Prix Company, a resolution has been taken by all events to postpone both races as a end result of happen on the 20th – 22nd March in Bahrain and April 3rd – 5th April in Vietnam respectively.
Following the announcement of the Australian Tall Prix’s cancellation this week and the continued and fluid nature of the COVID-19 location globally, Method 1, the FIA and the promoters have taken these selections in snort to salvage clear the successfully being and security of the travelling workers, championship participants and followers, which remains our predominant field.
Method 1 and the FIA continue to work carefully with the bound promoters in Bahrain and Vietnam and the local authorities to video display the situation and rob the acceptable quantity of time to survey the viability of doable different dates for every Tall Prix later in the year would possibly presumably perchance even honest aloof the situation enhance.
Which ability that, Method 1 and the FIA seek info from to starting up out up the Championship in Europe on the quit of May perchance additionally but given the piquant enlarge in COVID-19 conditions in Europe in most up-to-date days, this would possibly per chance presumably well be generally reviewed.
FIA President, Jean Todt, said:
“Conserving other folks first. At the side of Method 1, the Bahrain Motor Federation, the Vietnamese Motorsports Association, and the local promoters, postponing both the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix, as with the Australian Tall Prix, turned into the easiest that you just would possibly presumably perchance be ready to possess of resolution given all of the records on the second in the market to us. We continue to depend upon the input and recommendation from the World Effectively being Organisation (WHO) and governments and would possibly presumably perchance even honest work with them all the intention in which thru this unpredictable length to safeguard the followers, competitors and all of the motor sport crew.”
Method 1 Chairman and CEO, Stride Carey, said:
“The area location regarding COVID-19 is fluid and extremely sophisticated to foretell and its correct we rob time to evaluate the situation and salvage the actual selections. We’re taking this resolution with the FIA and our promoters to salvage clear the protection of all individuals desirous about Method 1 and our followers. The Bahrain Tall Prix is an thrilling bound in our time table, and we stare ahead to being again there as soon as we can. We’re also having a stare ahead to Vietnam’s inaugural bound and bringing the spectacle of F1 to undoubtedly most definitely the most thrilling cities in the field.”