According to the website “RaceFanus”, the Australian Grand Prix, which opens the 2021 calendar scheduled for March 21, could be postponed due to restrictions imposed before the end of the year to include a new wave of Kovid-19s.
Following the new procedures imposed by the government, all F1 and team professionals will have to honor the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the country, apart from what happened in Abu Dhabi, which poses major financial and logistical challenges. .
The final decision is expected to be announced in the next two weeks, as construction of the Albert Park circuit usually begins in late January. If the race is postponed, its performance could be pushed to the second half, which will again prove to be a challenge, as 2021 has the longest calendar in the category with 23 races.
If the Australian stage is unable to host the inauguration, the race in Bahrain, the second on the calendar, scheduled for 28 March, will assume the role.
Australian GP cancels first free practice day in 2020
The decision to postpone the first race of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus virus epidemic was officially made before the cars got on the track, along with officials from nine teams (without McLaren), race organization, category management, and official international automobiles. Of the Federation (FIA).
The fact that a McLaren member tested positive for coronavirus weighed in a lot to cancel out – 12 other employees on the team, who had contact in the last days with an infected colleague, were isolated, but with no symptoms. Were. McLaren announced the withdrawal hours before Formula 1 confirmed the cancellation.
Chase Carey at Australian GP Post-Canceled Press Conference – Photo: Charles Coats / Getty Images