News Formula 1 rejects vaccination offer from Bahrain

08:45  01 march  2021
08:45  01 march  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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Bahrain has offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Formula 1 personnel attending pre-season testing and the Bahrain Grand Prix as part of its extensive vaccination programme. However, The Race understands F 1 as an organisation has declined the offer and expects teams to do likewise. F 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali recently insisted the championship would not wish to ‘jump the queue’, with various countries at different stages in vaccinating their populations and many still doing so in certain phases.

Formula 1 has declined an offer from Bahrain to vaccinate all personnel attending pre-season testing and the year's opening grand prix. The Gulf state said the move was part of its vaccination programme, which it was extending to events in the country. A spokesman for F 1 said the sport had no plans to be vaccinated as a group "ahead of the rollout of vaccines through the health system in A letter from the Bahrain International Circuit said: "Due to the timescale of this year's F 1 event, including testing, the vast majority of participants will be present in Bahrain for a three-week period ahead of the race.

The Kingdom of Bahrain offers Formula 1 to vaccinate its employees against the coronavirus. But the racing series does not want to push ahead.

Formel 1 lehnt Impfangebot aus Bahrain ab © Provided by sport1.de Formula 1 rejects vaccination offer from Bahrain

Formula 1 has refused an offer from the Kingdom of Bahrain to vaccinate all employees in the top motorsport class on a voluntary basis against the corona virus who participated in the pre-season tests (12th to 12th) March 14th) and the opening race on March 28th. The Gulf state had previously stated that this step was part of its vaccination program, which it is currently expanding to include events in the country. ( All Formula 1 races in LIVETICKER ) Test

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Formula 1 is set for sub-60s lap times after it was confirmed that December’s Sakhir Grand Prix will be run on Bahrain ’s ultra-quick 3.543 km ‘outer track’. Following a detailed analysis of the different track layouts available in Bahrain , all of which have an FIA Grade 1 license, Formula 1 has concluded that the 11-turn outer circuit - which has never been used for an international race - is the most suitable option for the second of Bahrain ’s double header races on December 6. The Sakhir Grand Prix will be a full night race with both qualifying and the race taking place later in the evening compared to the

Formula 1 gulf AIR bahrain grand prix 2019. Fri 29 Mar - Sun 31 Mar. Sakhir. [–] AntiNormalSebastian Vettel 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). I reject your reality and substitute my own. Bahrain should really replace Melbourne as the first race of the year.

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A Formula 1 spokesman told the BBC that the sport "has no plans" to get vaccinated as a group "before vaccines are available in the UK health system". It is expected that the Formula 1 teams will react in the same way to the offer, the racing series and eight of the ten racing teams have their headquarters or at least a branch in Great Britain.

Formula 1 does not want to jostle

In a statement from the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday it said: "Due to the schedule of this year's Formula 1 event, including the tests, the vast majority of participants will be in Bahrain for a period of three weeks This is a unique opportunity to offer additional protection in the form of a vaccination to those who wish to take this opportunity. "

The vaccination offered is the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, the two doses of which should be administered 21 days apart, according to Bahrain.

The new Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali had declared at the beginning of February: "The priority is with the weakest. We don't want to push ahead with the vaccination."

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