Formula 1 now has a set date to return to racing in Austria after the countries safety plan was signed off.

The Formula 1 season, as with most sport, was put on hold hours before the start of the Australian GP due to the risks from the corona virus pandemic. Several races have since been either cancelled or postponed including: China, Vietnam, Spain and most recently The Netherlands.

Austria is now set kick off the season with a double header on the 5th and 12th July. If the races go well Hungary could continue immediately after on the 19th. Britain is also hoping to host a double header race in August pending government approval.

Under the plans team members will take chartered flights direct to a military base near the Red Bull Ring, everyone must have a health certificate showing a negative test for COVID-19. Different team members will be made to keep separate and accommodation will be specially provided.

The rest of the season has yet to be decided as the situation develops differently in each country.

As a result of the pandemic the planned 2021 regulation shakeup has been pushed back to 2022 although the new cost cap is set to be introduced next year.


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