According to the current situation, after Canadian GP was suspended, French GP is currently holding the opening stage this season. However, this race also faces the risk of being postponed because France has issued a ban on crowded gatherings scheduled to last until mid-July.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the British GP race – scheduled for July 19 – set a deadline to decide on the ‘fate’ of this year’s event by the end of April.
Silverstone said it is willing to host more than one race here, as the racetrack has many different structures. One of them is that they can race in the opposite direction of the current F1 racing structure, which will be an interesting challenge for all.
Besides, England is also the place where the headquarters of 7 F1 racing teams are located, so the logistics issue, as well as the organization, will not be a great burden.
Other major British sporting events such as the Primier League, which are postponed until the end of April, The Open Championship, held in mid-July, are likely to be postponed to September, while the Grand Slam This year’s Wimbledon tennis has been officially canceled and will only return for 2021.
MotoGP is not confident the tournament can reach the 13-legged mark by 2020
As for the “colleagues” at MotoGP, although they do not want to, but if the situation worsens, they only hope to organize 10 races this season.
After the races at Jerez and Le Mans were delayed, MotoGP did not offer a new update schedule, like what they did when previous events (Qatar, Thailand, USA, Argentina) were delayed / cancel.
CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta added that it is necessary to complete 13 races in a year to qualify for the ‘World Championship’, applied under ‘normal conditions’. And the world is in the middle of a pandemic, and this is an unprecedented situation, so every decision will be made depending on the specific situation.
However, in the opinion of Ducati’s Sports Director, Mr. Pablo Ciabatti, the perspective that Mr. Ezpeleta is still too active, and he proposes that just finding five countries and organizing multiple races in each location will be easier and more reasonable.