Races without fans will feel worse than test days - Hamilton

Races without fans will feel worse than test days - Hamilton

Races without fans will feel worse than test days - Hamilton

"They've been very supportive as we work together to identify potential changes ... to enable us to navigate through the potential scenarios, including the remote possibility of no racing in 2020".

This year's championship is now in disarray due to the coronavirus with 10 races postponed or cancelled and the sport scrambling to put together at least a 15-race season starting from July. "We have two primary challenges: identifying locations where we can hold a race and determining how we can transport all necessary parties and their equipment to that location for a race".

"Our goal is to launch the season on the weekend of July 4th and 5th in Austria".

"We're in discussions with all of our promoters as well some tracks that are not now on our 2020 calendar to make sure that we explore all options".

Carey at least had some positive news to share in his conference call, claiming that the first three "virtual" races staged this year had generated 12.9 million digital views and total viewership, including TV, standing at an estimated 16.3 million.

"We're in the advance stages of putting together a schedule of additional European races through early September". BBC reported that Carey is hopeful that the fans can attend the F1 racing events in the latter part of the year.

Carey said they are working out the logistics with International Automobile Federation (FIA) and other experts. "The economics of races, particular ones with fans, will clearly vary from existing agreements and we are actively engaged in this too". He said that it is possible to organize a championship with 15-18 races, but it is expected that the first events would be without fans.

"Asked whether Liberty Media would assist teams who are compromised by a lower prize fund, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown having previously warned that teams could go out of business through a loss of revenue" href="https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/51975/ferrari-budget-comments-don-t-reflect-reality-says-zak-brown/" McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown having previously warned that teams could go out of business through a loss of revenue, Carey was non-committal in his response. That will be reflected.

"But it is something we've considered and talked about". It has pushed back a planned rule change for 2021, which would have involved big levels of spending by every team this year, back a year, and has also ensured the 2020 and 2021 season will have auto development frozen completely.

"I'm generally a very quiet person, so I do enjoy my time and it's really important for us all to have that", he added.

"We will certainly not be sending people back racing until it is appropriate to do so". We could do that.

"Obviously on that Thursday I commented my opinion as to whether or not we should have been there, and to wake up the next day with the excitement that I'm going to be getting in the vehicle, and then to hear that we're not going to be going to the track, it was very, very surreal".

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