British Grand Prix to potentially run behind closed doors in July

British Grand Prix to potentially run behind closed doors in July

F1 bosses have put their plans in place for the 2020 season

Formula One is planning to start its 2020 season on July 5 in Austria after the French Grand Prix became the 10th race this year to be postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision to cancel the race at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on June 28 seemed increasingly unavoidable after French President Emmanuel Macron placed a ban on mass gatherings in the country until at least mid-July.

But F1 chief Chase Carey is optimistic of beginning the campaign a week later at Austria's Red Bull Ring and holding between 15 and 18 races before the curtain closer in Abu Dhabi in December.

Carey, though, does anticipate the first few races to be held behind closed doors, with the British Grand Prix telling its fans on Monday morning that its event on July 19 will be held without spectators.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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