Tuesday 2 March 2021 2:51
Updated March 2, 2021 5:14 am
But the idea seems useful because due to the pandemic, the only official pre-season test will take place on March 12-14 in Saher, with the first race of the season taking place on March 28th. As a result, the majority of Formula 1 workers stay in Bahrain for 21 days, during which time the two vaccinations can be given.
The island nation has expanded its national vaccination program to include major events in the kingdom, and has introduced Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for F1 workers.
However, according to a BBC report, Formula One managers do not want World Cup workers, competitors and team members any earlier than the vaccination plan for the UK healthcare system requires.
Eight of the ten Formula 1 teams are headquartered in the United Kingdom.
This explanation is incomprehensible because the participants will be vaccinated not in England but in Bahrain, so they will not be ahead of anyone compared to the British vaccination plan.
However, more and more people support the introduction of sprint races. Last year, due to the two races on one track due to the pandemic, the idea was born to make the second race even more exciting with the reverse grid sprint races. According to the plan, the timer would take place in place of the second free training on Friday, then the sprint race would cover a third of the original race distance on Saturday.
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto supports the innovation, which promises to be interesting, but also says the rules for the new race need to be worked out exactly. It is planned that 2021 sprints will be tested in Montreal, Monza and Interlagos.