Re: F1 2020
Posted: 00:22 16 Jul 2020
MickyD wrote: Ferrari's Mugello track to host Tuscan GP as new dates fixed in F1 calendarThe race at Mugello, a circuit owned by Ferrari that has never hosted F1, will be designated the Grand Prix of Tuscany and take place on 13 September forming a triple-header after Spa and Monza. The Russian Grand Prix at Sochi was also confirmed to take place on 27 September. F1 is hopeful that both events will be open to fans, making Mugello the first meeting not held behind closed doors in 2020. Tickets for the Russian GP have been advertised and the organisers have confirmed they intend to allow fans to attend.
Optimistic, I would have thought? And how will the drivers and so on stay in those bubbles that are currently working so well? Presumably the paddocks will stay closed to non-essential personnel but it's hard to imagine no "bleed" at all.
Whoa there! Hold up a second!
Correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm not) but Silverstone is forced to pay millions and millions of GBP to F1 in order to be able to stage an F1 Grand Prix. They are also required, by law, to hold an absolute myriad of safety certificates both for "civilian" Health and Safety reasons and also to meet the requirements as demanded by F1.
It will be interesting to find out exactly how much Ferrari is paying and exactly what safety certificates are held by them, for this circuit.
Or is this yet another sly backhander to the poncing horse? And people wonder why Ferrari is so disliked?