(Motorsport-Total.com) – While the racing calendar for the Formula 1 season has not yet been finalized and a final series of races has yet to be confirmed, the schedule for the coming year is slowly taking shape . Normally there would be a provisional calendar for 500, but Formula 1 holds up back with it.
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“We did not announce 2020 just because the focus is on 2020, explains managing director Mosey Carey, but reveals: “We are about to come Completion of the year 2020 We still have a couple of contracts to get on with We agree on the terms and conditions and we need to get them down on paper. “
These are normal processes” that would have started long before the virus, “said Carey,” and it did certainly had no negative effects. ” The conversations and the interest were not negatively influenced, “if you use our calendar for 2021 considered “. This will have a trusted manufacture.
Carey: A lot can happen until March
“We are planning a season 2021, which looks pretty much exactly as we would have expected at the beginning of this year, “says the Formula 1 boss. However, COVID – 19 of course continue to play a role. Nobody knows at this point in time how the virus and its spread will look in the future.
“I think you have to realize that we have been dealing with the virus for about five months and our season in March would be seven months away. It is a long way furthermore and conversations about vaccines, treatments, assessments and the like will of course continue to develop, “believes Carey.
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You plan in every tumble with 22 Race in 22 countries, whereby the calendar could start a little later than usual to match the 2020 expected end of mid-December to take into account: “We could set it up so that something in front there is more space available, so that the calendar is a bit fuller in the second half. “
How do other sports plan their season?
The grandstands along the route should be full again. “Right now we are planning races that will have fans,” says Carey, although there is some uncertainty here too. But you are in close contact with the organizers and follow other sports closely to see their progress.
“What will the NBA and the NHL do as soon as the next season gets underway What will the football leagues in Europe do as soon as their seasons get underway? I think furthermore, we have the advantage that many things are available and will serve as global templates, “said Formula 1 – Boss confidently ahead.
What as soon as planning for 2022 and new events, Carey is in no hurry, but emphasizes: “There are still parties that we have spoken to and whose interests remain unchanged.” However, they are about races two or three years away. The talks were furthermore at an early stage.