(Motorsport-Complete.com) – After the Huge Prix of Australia 2020 had to be canceled due to Corona, although the entire Formula 1 entourage had already arrived, the race track in Melbourne should also be the venue for the season opener in the coming year.


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Andrew Westacott, Managing Director of the Australian Huge Prix Company (AGPC) had suggested that the Formula 1 race could take place later in the year. But this idea has failed. “For Formula 1, this means that Melbourne will be on the provisional calendar on its traditional season opening date in March,” Westacott confirms to ‘ Speedcafe ‘.

However, this is subject to government approval. The organizers must ensure that all ongoing corona measures are observed. How this should look like is not really clear yet, which is why the AGPC is taking a flexible approach.

Race date must be before Christmas stand

“We take an approach which, if you will, is modular, expandable, adaptable and flexible, and he has to be sensible and very, very safe, “says Westacott. “Ultimately, it all comes down to health, but (the state) Victoria (dR) is doing a great job cutting the numbers back.”

The CEO is optimistic, ” that we will have spectators in Albert Park at the end of March “. However, this deadline must be quickly finalized in order to meet it: “The Huge Prix Company, the government and Formula 1 will all have to be aware that decisions will have to be made before Christmas.”

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That means: As soon as the provisional calendar is published in October , it shouldn’t take more than a month to get finalized, Westacott explains. “That will of course be a collective decision, but as soon as it is finalized, we have to sign us.”

March is also favored by Melbourne

Because it is in nobody’s interest to have a rejection like him in March of this year. One would be more willing to switch to another date if this should become necessary: ​​”If the circumstances change, then we have to be flexible and adapt to the usa, but for the time being we are in good hands in the provisional calendar for March.”

“I mean, Melbourne’s economy of experience and visitors needs to be stimulated and rekindled. We have to trust the tourism companies and tour operators, and we have to revive an industry that makes a major contribution to the economy of the state. That is in March much better possible. “

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