In the Corona times, everything is different. The pandemic gave the formula 1 lot of new records and statistical curiosities. Never has a season started on 5. July. Never before has a race in Austria, opened a formula 1 year. There have never been two races on the same track in a row. Never has a Grand Prix was named after a Region in the second race at Spielberg was officially under the Grand prize of the province of Styria. Comparable it was only in 1957, when the Italian Adriatic city of Pescara came to honor. The title "GP of Italy" was already awarded to Monza.
A novelty was that this season started with ten Grand Prix to Cancel. Only on 2. June, the right-holder published the first draft of a replacement calendar. It consisted of only eight races, spread over ten weeks. The uncertainties of the global Corona-able to force the formula 1 circus to be a crash course. Rights holders of Liberty Media wants to unsubscribe as quickly as possible to as many races as possible before possibly a second wave of Infection leads to closures and travel warnings.
Eight Grands Prix are the Minimum for a world Cup. Actually, this would have to take place on at least three continents, but the international automobile Federation (Fia) has set this as a rule because of "extraordinary circumstances" to be in force. 15 Grands Prix to take place in order for the TV broadcasters and the series sponsors pay their fees in full. That would be about 60 percent of the revenue of a normal year. Because of this shortened season, the team costs about 20 percent less, to keep the losses within limits.
the majority of the races in the core market of Europe, is not a throwback to the good old days, but a necessity. The Tour of Europe guarantees short routes, lower transportation costs, flexibility, and less nasty Surprises regarding travel restrictions or special rules for certain nationalities. A Problem of the racing world this week is expected to be at the race in Hungary. Non-EU citizens are not allowed to leave their Hotels in Budapest, except to work at the race track.Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 06:19