Brazilian GP. Daniel Ricciardo calls for Melbourne F1 race reverse project amid uncertainties

Brazilian GP.  Daniel Ricciardo calls for Melbourne F1 race reverse project amid uncertainties

Since the COVID pandemic began to affect the F1 calendar last season, organizers have been looking for creative ways to hold Grand Prix races. Although there has been a return to some of the older circuits and some double races on the same circuit, the Bahrain International Circuit has had two consecutive race weekends in two different designs. And apparently it’s an idea that Danielle Ricciardo likes.

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Some races face a cloud of certainty due to COVID, especially in Brazil with a large number of infections. So Daniel Ricciardo predicted a cancellation of the Brazilian GP at the end of the year.

“I know Brazil is not in a good position at present COVID-19. I think if we were to go there this weekend, I believe it would be on air. “

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Daniil Ricciardo of McLaren during practice in Formula 1 F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy – April 16, 2021. Reuters / Guglielmo Mangiapane

and for your suggested replacement option, “maybe a double head to Australia? “

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But the Australian is not proposing a second race on the same track in Melbourne.

“Go upside down, in the opposite direction, clockwise and counterclockwise. I would love, especially if we get there when there is a Formula 1 quarantine, to do a double title, because at least it will make the time worth it.”

Until 1995, the FIA ​​organized the Australian GP in Adelaide. Maybe you can take a look at hosting the second round of double titles? Ricciardo could not give his opinion, as he has “I’ve never seen it out of sight.”

But can Daniel Ricciardo convince all the other drivers to spend two weeks in Australia?

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The McLaren driver believes he can also include his teammates in his view.

“I know all riders love to go to Melbourne to race. I mean, Australia is Australia, everyone knows how beautiful she is. If I just called all the drivers and said, ‘Hey, in Australia How will it be two weeks?’ I am sure no one is going to shout and moan,” he said. Ricardo in an exclusive interview with EFTM.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15: F1 drivers ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // P-20150315-00071 // Editorial use only // For more information visit www.redbullcontentpool.com. //

It is important to note that the FIA ​​has postponed the Australian GP until November due to the strict quarantine policy. But perhaps a double header could prompt F1 teams to quarantine.

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