FORMULA ONE groups, drivers and assist workers face a gruelling finish to the season as F1 chiefs introduced the second half to the calendar.
A brand new race in Qatar will be a part of the invoice in a considerably ludicrous triple-header that takes place in Mexico and Sao Paulo, that are at the moment on the UK’s covid crimson record.
F1 have been pressured to desert their plans for a report 23-race calendar as a result of covid issues however are nonetheless dedicated to holding 22 GPs.
The Turkish Grand Prix has been moved to October tenth to fill the slot vacated by the cancelled Japanese Grand Prix.
Nonetheless, with Turkey additionally on the UK’s crimson record, it means groups can be pressured with a logistical headache to keep away from placing workers right into a 10-day lodge quarantine, probably sending workers straight to the US for the Grand Prix in Austin.
FIA President Stefano Domenicali outlined the calendar to workforce bosses forward of the Belgian GP.
Nonetheless, there are some critical issues in regards to the impression on workforce workers as F1 look to fulfil their commitments to TV corporations.
Some workers face the potential of being away from dwelling for weeks on finish, whereas groups will stump up extra in lodge payments.
The present schedule is F1’s longest ever season, which F1 says is “a significant achievement for a world sport in opposition to the again drop of an ongoing international pandemic”.
Domenicali stated: “The pandemic continues to current the season with challenges however now we have confirmed we will adapt and we’re assured we will ship a record-breaking 22 races this yr regardless of a world pandemic.
“I need to thank the promoters in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey for his or her endurance and adaptability and we’ll present the small print of the ultimate addition quickly.
“This season is proving to be an unbelievable battle on the observe and that is vastly thrilling for our followers all over the world and we sit up for the depth persevering with within the races forward.”
The season will end as deliberate with the brand new Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on December fifth adopted by the Abu Dhabi GP on December twelfth.
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