“We are still in the middle of the process. We are doing our best to make a decision about this in good time,” says Austrian health minister Rudolf Anschober.
The Austrian authorities could therefore possibly put an end to a season start in Spielberg. A similar scenario also happened last week in Britain, where Formula 1 received no exception to quarantine measures from the British government. As a result, plans for two races at the Silverstone circuit in July can be thrown in the trash, even though Formula 1 and the circuit itself had previously agreed on plans for two races behind closed doors.
Formula 1 has been completely paralyzed by the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The first ten Grands Prix of the year have been canceled or postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Netherlands in Zandvoort. The teams and their drivers are now looking forward to July 5, where the race is planned on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg without an audience. On May 14, the organization submitted a security plan to the ministry containing measures to prevent coronavirus infection.