Index – Sports – The Formula 1 season could start in Bahrain instead of Australia

According to press reports, the 2021 F1 World Car Speed ​​Championship will start in March in Bahrain instead of Australia.

Several international magazines wrote on Monday that the Melbourne race organizers had already agreed to this

They will replace the Australian Grand Prix at a later time,

While strict measures have been taken in the country, including 14 days of compulsory quarantine, for arrivals due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Due to the pandemic and related regulations, the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament, which takes place from February 8 instead of the traditional January end date, has also been postponed.

Form1 The leaders of the 1 race set for the record-long 23-race race to Melbourne on March 21, while the Bahrain Grand Prix was scheduled to begin a week later on March 28.

Tickets have yet to go on sale in Australia, and Monday’s press releases have not been officially commented by Melbourne organizers or F1 management.

The opening weekend race of the last season could not have been held in Melbourne due to the Coronavirus epidemic and did not happen at a later time, and the season could only start in July in Austria, and finally end with 22 instead of 22. There were also two competitions in Bahrain for the year. The last, the Bahrain Grand Prix in late November, and the Sahara Grand Prix in early December.

The situation is complicated by Model 10Seven of the first team are headquartered in the United Kingdom, where a new mutation has emerged in the virus, and the number of positive cases has increased in recent weeks. Therefore, it is not currently possible to travel from Britain to many countries around the world.

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Last year, three jockeys, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll (both Racing Point), and now seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) were infected with the virus and had to quarantine. Formula 1 sports director Ross Brown reported after the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that in 2020, about 80,000 tests were performed on sports workers in 17 races, and the result was positive in less than 100 cases, which is zero, representing 11 percent.

The Hungarian Grand Prix was held on July 19 last year, behind closed doors in Hungaroringen, and this year’s calendar includes a weekend race in Mogyoród on August 1.

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