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Sport Motor racing-McLaren first on track as F1 season finally starts

13:46  03 july  2020
13:46  03 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Four months after the opening race was called off amid last-minute pandemonium the Formula One season finally gets underway this weekend in The track is among the shortest in F 1 but also one of the most aggressive. Drivers spend about 72% of the time at full throttle, second only to Italy's Monza

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SPIELBERG, Austria, July 3 (Reuters) - McLaren's Carlos Sainz was first out on track as the opening free practice session of the much-delayed Formula One season got underway at a damp and overcast Red Bull Ring on Friday.

Sunday's race, the first of two in Austria on successive weekends, will be the latest start to a championship after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the scheduled Australian opener on March 15 before a wheel had turned.

Friday was the first time all the drivers had been on track together since the end of pre-season testing in Barcelona last February.

The last time any of them raced was in Abu Dhabi in December last year.

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"Motor Sport is back!," said International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt on Twitter, moments after the cars left the Spielberg pitlane to begin lapping the scenic circuit.

"It's good to hear the engines and see cars again and almost get back to some phase of normality," Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky F1 television.

"We all look like we're in some kind of hospital programme, with all the face masks and the PPE (personal protective equipment)... but other than that working practices are very much as normal.

"This is day one of the season so it's a little bit odd coming here halfway through the year."

The race is being run under strict health and safety conditions, with teams operating in 'bubbles' and isolated from each other in a paddock, with drivers wearing face masks even when talking to the media by video link.

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Four months after the opening race was called off amid last-minute pandemonium the Formula One The track is among the shortest in F 1 but also one of the most aggressive. Drivers spend about 72% of The 22-year-old Monaco driver is extremely quick and impressed observers in his first season at

The race will be run completely without spectators for the first time in Formula One history.

"We are all used to a lot of fans in the campsites, grandstands...but the most important thing is we are finally back on track and can put up a good show," said McLaren principal Andreas Seidl on a Zoom call.

McLaren triggered the abandonment of the Australian race in Melbourne after an employee tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Seidl said the entire team had a clean bill of health after the latest round of tests. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Toby Davis)


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