Corona race in Austria: incognito to the world premiere of the formula 1

mind games in football, you get used to, in the meantime, the spirit of the race in the formula 1 are new. 112 days after the cancelled season start in Melbourn

Corona race in Austria: incognito to the world premiere of the formula 1

mind games in football, you get used to, in the meantime, the spirit of the race in the formula 1 are new. 112 days after the cancelled season start in Melbourne, the king showed class at the Red Bull Ring for the world premiere of a Grand Prix without an audience. The race of the fastest riders in the world felt like a cross of test drives, and a video game.

There were no spectators, no traffic jams, not even the posters who have pointed out in advertising that as the first major international event since the outbreak of the Corona-crisis took place. The loud Grand Prix circus incognito took. The 5000-strong community of Spielberg must be happy in the Quiet that you need for two week this coming weekend, the second Grand Prix of the year, rises at the same place – the hub of the sports world.

The micro-cosmos of formula 1 was reduced for the Experiment, together with the framework of race to 2000 people. The travel, work and live in small groups that must not meet in the ideal case, each other. Therefore, all of the trails are on the grounds or in the buildings of the plant, such as the racetrack itself, one-way streets. The Covid-19-Plan divides the staff in 57 enclaves. And split again in about 100 sub-groups.

In the case of Ferrari, the mechanics of the two driver screws in separate Camps. Even the staff of the international automobile Federation (Fia) on share to 15 bubbles. "In the office of the stewards, we are four people. Also outside the track, I am just allowed to meet with three of my colleagues,“ said race Director Michael Masi. Not even with his technology-Commissioner Jo Bauer, which is one of the few people to have access to all garages. When the cars come in for inspection to him, it must be disinfected to the measuring station after each control new. "Everything takes a little longer," said Sauber team Manager Beat Zehnder.

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There, where different bearings come into contact, applies a strict mask of duty. At press conferences, in the garages, at the award ceremony. The Briefing of the drivers and the team managers took place on the digital platform, "Zoom". For the first Time you saw face-to-face. The Pirelli engineers controlled their tires in separate areas. They are not part of the team and apply as a foreign body. As a picture of Sebastian Vettel in talks with Red Bull chiefs Christian Horner and Helmut Marko showed up on Twitter, there were warnings for all Involved. The image was immediately deleted.

"We need to be a role model", it means from the stock of the Formula1. Everything seems a bit exaggerated, but you want to give before the eyes of the world, no nakedness. The positive Corona case, a McLaren mechanic in Australia shows the aftermath. In the event that there is a new case, have been an emergency developed scenarios. The event is not canceled the same, if one has been infected. Where the upper limit is, to determine the national health authorities.

The security plan of the Fia is 73 pages long, the effort, the Motorsport community with the minimum of navigate risk through the weekend to unprecedented. Anyone who meets the strict licensing regulations, must be for all five days tested for the Virus. The seven test stations are open around the clock. The samples are flown to a lab in Munich. After 24 hours, the result is. Fia President Jean Todt praises: "It has been done by many parties Large to put on the legs. We have also put the hands in the lap and be able to say: Let us wait until the crisis is over.“ But then formula 1 would not have been the same. Without the race, no money. The TV stations and series sponsors only pay if a minimum of 15 races are run. Now, with a reduced program, to fight the British teams McLaren and Williams to Survive.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 08:20

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