Formula 1. Race Grand Prix of Bahrain will be held in an empty stadium

the organizers of the world championship stage on an auto racing “the Formula-1” Grand Prix of Bahrain decided to conduct the competitions without spectators. The reason was the threat of the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Earlier stage, which will be held March 20-22, suspended the sale of tickets.

“Given the proliferation of COVID-19 around the world, at the moment it would be wrong to hold a major sporting event with thousands of spectators, — reads the statement of the organizers. We know that many will be disappointed by this news, but security remains a top priority”.

Earlier because of the epidemic of the coronavirus was postponed formulicheskimi stage in Shanghai, China. The race in Bahrain will be the first in the history “Formulas-1” which will be held in front of empty stands.