News place for further races: Formula 1 moves summer break to March / April
Despite Corona: Ferrari wants to reopen the factory on April 14th
Ferrari is currently planning to reopen its factories in Maranello and Modena in April - The health situation in Italy is still critical © Shutterstock Production in Maranello is scheduled for April start up again Although the corona crisis in Italy is far from over, Ferrari has announced that it plans to reopen its production facilities in Maranello and Modena on April 14th. The Formula 1 department is also affected.
The FIA has reacted to the effects of the corona virus and the Formula 1 summer break officially from August postponed to March and April. The world association is making room for possible rescheduled races in August.
As the FIA officially announces, it is mandatory for all ten teams to close their factory for a total of 21 days in a row in March and April. Some racing teams such as Ferrari had already stopped producing in the past few days and sent the employees home to work.
Now follows the complete shutdown, on which the teams are no longer allowed to work as usual in August. The Motorsport World Council WMSC has already approved a corresponding change in the sporting regulations for 2020. According to the FIA announcement, the Formula 1 strategy group and the Formula 1 Commission unanimously approved the change.
ex-Formula 1 driver: Carlos Sainz deserves the hype about himself
© LAT Carlos Sainz is valued for his talent in the paddock The Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari praises his compatriot Carlos Sainz, who enjoys a high reputation in Formula 1 . According to the ex-Formula 1 driver, the McLaren driver is one of the best drivers in the field, which is why he is rightly associated with top cockpits in the premier class. The 30-year-old says to 'Marca': "If he has a car to keep up with the front, he will collect a lot of points and will often be on the podium.
Red Bull are the first team to announce that they will shutdown on March 27, but due to the current situation, there are still options to change their plans.
This is not good news for many team members. August is usually the only free space throughout the year, and many family vacations are likely to be booked and must be canceled. Compulsory vacation in a period in which nobody is allowed to travel anyway should not be a satisfactory substitute.
In addition, there is currently no need for recovery anyway, since the season has not even started.
With this measure, Formula 1 now has the option of packing more races between Hungary (August 2) and Belgium (August 30) in order to be able to catch up on failed races. Officially, only the races in Australia, Bahrain, China and Vietnam have been canceled so far, more could follow.
Coronavirus: Helmut Marko criticizes "scaremongering" of politics .
© LAT Helmut Marko considers the public discussion about the Coronavirus to be "bloated" The corona virus is making the headlines these days. In Formula 1, however, the topic is sometimes handled more soberly than elsewhere. The World Automobile Federation (FIA) has set up a corona crisis group that meets every two days to reassess the situation.