The organizers of the So Paulo F1 GP plan to start selling tickets for the race this Friday (the 18th) on 7 November. The state plans to make the race the first major event on the Interlagos circuit with the public since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted sporting events, which were later resumed without spectators.
On the first day of marketing, entries will be given to the audience appearing in a database of promoters formed by GP’s most diligent attendees.
Also through the website from 7 pm on Friday www.f1saopaulo.com.brThe general public will be able to register for access to the second batch of tickets, which will go on sale from Tuesday (22). The remaining tickets of this batch will be available on the website on 25th. Total charges and prices were not reported.
The company that organizes the race expects a crowd of about 40,000 people on each of the three days of the stage’s weekend. The Interlagos racetrack has a capacity of 70,000 spectators.
Last year, Brazil was out of the F1 calendar due to the new coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, adding three days of racing, Interlagos had 158,213 fans.
This year’s GPs take into account the current pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in So Paulo, along with the presence of the public.
As in countries where F1 has had fans in attendance throughout this season, fans will be required to submit a document that Check application of two doses of vaccine.
On the 13th the governor of So Paulo Joo Doria (PSDB) said that by September 15 all residents of the state should have received at least the first dose of the vaccination agent.
As of this Wednesday (16), the state had implemented 20.2 million doses of vaccines, 14.3 million from the first dose and 5.9 million from the second, according to the state health department’s balance sheet.
“F1 will mark the resumption of major events. There is no reason not to. This is a field that has demonstrated to the world that it has all the conditions to operate safely,” he explained Leaf New race promoter Alan Adler.
Not everything in F1 has gone according to plan, despite the executive’s optimism. Recently, the Turkish GP, initially scheduled for 16 June, had to be canceled as a result of the pandemic.
The decision to cancel was taken due to UK regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. There, there are fewer restrictions for those traveling to Green List countries and more for those traveling to Red List destinations. Turkey is currently on the red list, which Brazil has been on since the system came into force in January.
Travel to these countries is allowed only in cases of extreme necessity. On their way back, everyone has to stay in isolation for ten days in hotels chosen by the British government. Since most of the teams’ factories are in the UK, this period will have an impact on the F1 calendar.
Liberty Media, the group that controls the main tier of world motorsport, already has a plan B if Brazil cannot host a stage. According to the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the United States and Qatar may host the race.
After the GP in So Paulo, there will be four races in the category. The calendar includes tests in Australia on 21 November, Saudi Arabia on 5 December and the United Arab Emirates on 12 December.
The first phase of this year will take place under the new F1 contract with the city of Sao Paulo. The city will pay $100 million over the next five years to the company promoting GP.
As published in the official gazette of the municipality, the amount, divided into five annual installments of R$ 20 million, will be paid to MC Brazil Motorsport Holding Limited, which was hired for the purpose of the event.
City Hall did not specify whether the amount pertains to investments in the racecourse’s structure, the cost of running the race or even a fee that must be paid to F1 for the rights to the race – leading to So Paulo’s Capital was waived in the previous contract.
Upon announcing the contract, Doria made an indirect reference to the competition in Rio de Janeiro to host the GP this year and to his political rival, President Jair Bolsonaro (no party), who defended the race in Rio de Janeiro. gave.
It was also Bolsonaro who agreed to bring the Copa America to Brazil after the recent defeats to Argentina and Colombia, which would split the tournament according to the original schedule.
The competition, which began on 13 and with its decision due on 10 July, is being disputed in four cities (Rio de Janeiro, Goiânia, Cuiaba and Brasília), without the presence of the public.