Racing in the world struggling because of COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Another race at the Nevers Magny-Cours racetrack, France, is scheduled to take place by the end of September but has been pushed back a week to avoid conflicts with the new racing schedule from MotoGP.

Thus, according to the newly scheduled racing schedule, the second official stage of the year will take place after the opening stage to 1 and a half months, in Assen, Netherlands on April 17-19. However, with the complicated disease situation in Europe at present, the upcoming races will almost certainly be announced to be postponed or canceled.

Formula E 2019-20 pauses for the next 3 months

Next is Formula E, the tournament is “at the top” in the number of races that must be canceled in the current 2019-20 season. Initially, two races in Sanya, mainland China (held March 21) and Rome, Italy (April 4) were now two major outbreaks of the current COVID-19, so the organizers quickly announced the cancellation of the above two events. But recently, things have gotten worse and Formula E has announced the cancellation of events in the following months.

The tournament presented a system of green, yellow and red flag signals to determine each stage and time period to restart the season as well as evaluate the reorganization of postponed or canceled races.

That means the first race in Seoul, South Korea and the event in Paris, France will be excluded from this year’s schedule.

In addition, Jakarta ePrix (June 6) was supposed to be moved to a new venue after the Federal Secretary of Jakarta rejected an offer to organize around the National Monument historic site, but later. This decision is reversed and allows further organization. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic raging, this race will also suffer the same fate with the above 4 races.

IndyCar delayed/canceled the first 4 stages of the season 2020

Thus, the 14-race season of Formula E now has only 9 races and a 4-month break between the race just took place in Marrakesh, Morocco (February 29) and the upcoming Berlin ePrix (June 21). The tournament will then arrive in New York City on July 11 before the season is expected to end with two consecutive legs in London on 25-26 / 07 to.

In addition, the WEC endurance race season 8-20-20 season canceled the 1000-mile Sebring (USA) route on March 20 due to US entry restriction orders imposed on Europe due to COVID-19. The remaining two sections of the season, ‘6 am at Spa-Francorchamps’ on April 25 and 24h Le Mans (June 13-14) have also been officially delayed.

Formula E will surpass F1 from 2040

Formula E electric racing has organized 3 seasons in the most famous cities in the world, is increasingly improving and attracting the audience. Many major car manufacturers have participated in this game such as Renault, Audi and Jaguar. The big guys in Germany, Porsche and Mercedes, are also excited to develop racing cars at the request of this era.

Formula E Holdings has also signed commercial contracts with major partners such as Julius Baer Bank, Allianz Insurance and Visa Financial Group. Famous fashion house Hugo Boss said it will not extend its contract with F1 but will turn to sponsoring Formula E.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho FORMULA E

Most recently, ABB’s technology group has become the name sponsor for Formula E. Racing. From the race at Marrakest-Morocco to the present, the title of the race will be the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. To get his name on the prize, ABB had to pay Formula E Holdings an amount of $ 15 million a year for five years.

Before the development of this new sport, Toto Wolff once said Formula E would quickly become the top speed sport in a short time. Agreeing with the above statement, Agag said:

“I think Formula E will be very big. There may be a few other subjects but Formula E will be a top speed sport because the world at that time only used electricity. If the world doesn’t use electric cars for 20 or 30 years, then we will have a problem. Even if that happens, Formula E is still an exciting tournament.”

Kết quả hình ảnh cho FORMULA E

At the end of the 2015 Formula E season, former F1-Virgin-Billionaire president Richard Branson predicted that Formula E would surpass F1 by 2020.

When asked about Branson’s prediction, Agag responded as follows:

“We have never put ourselves in a race against F1. We all like F1, F1 is great. But I also do not object to Branson’s opinion. He is a smart person and in most of his decisions he is right. ”