• Initial rounds will be held without any spectators; only essential staff allowed

  • Pre- and post-race ceremonies to be tweaked to follow social distancing measures

  • Races won’t be cancelled even if a team member or driver tests positive

The 2020 Formula 1 season has finally received the green light, with the championship all set to kick off in July (you can head here for the dates of the first eight rounds). But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing social distancing to be the new norm, at least for the near future, these initial races are going to look quite different from what the fans may be used to.

Here’s how F1 plans to host its races in the age of COVID-19:

No spectators

Whether it’s the Tifosi at the Italian GP or the horde of Max Verstappen fans at the Belgian GP, the fans invigorate every race with their buzzing energy. The lack of these…

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