(Motorsport-Entire.com) – Thanks to a strict hygiene concept and close-knit tests, Formula 1 has been able to prevent a corona outbreak in the paddock so far. And those responsible are confident that this will continue to succeed in many countries despite the increasing number of infections, regardless of where you are visiting.
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“The only mission are from my point of view the travel restrictions of the governments “, says Bruno Famin, operational director of the FIA, in an interview with ‘Motorsport-Entire.com’. “We have already competed in some countries or regions where the COVID mission was pretty bad, and we made it.” can now host an event anywhere in the world using existing practices. “The mission is the legal issue, the travel restrictions. Whether or not we need to be quarantined and whether the local organizer has received approval. That is the crucial point. It is not about the protocol itself.”
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Looking ahead to the next season, Formula 1 hopes to put together a more normal calendar. However, it is currently unclear how many of the regular events will receive the green light, as it remains uncertain how the coronavirus pandemic will develop in the next few months.
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According to Famin, planning new races in the future requires a lead time of up to six weeks: “We have to organize the processes with the local authorities. We have to know how we will work with the test centers. And we have to know where the limits are, who can go where and how we do the temperature control. It’s all small print. “
Formula 1 environment last one upward trend in the positive cases given. Those affected were primarily among the auxiliary staff who are not directly connected to Formula 1, the FIA or the teams. Despite this increase, Famin is satisfied with the state of affairs.
Famin: “It is quite authorized to have obvious cases “
” Already at the beginning of the season when we went to the initiate again in Austria, the challenge was not to find obvious cases to avoid “, he says and explains:” It was of course also about that. But the most important thing were processes that enable united states of america to continue racing, even in positive cases, without breaking out in the paddock or in the local population comes. “
Because having obvious cases is authorized. “The challenge is to manage it, to identify the close contact, to isolate the close contact, to prevent the onset of a possible outbreak without facing further problems. That really is the challenge, with all the used cars we are looking at steer. “