Sochi, 29 September 2019
the Press service of administration of Krasnodar Krai
the Russian resort city of Sochi continues preparations for the Grand Prix “Formula 1”, which according to the calendar scheduled to be held at the local circuit from 25 to 27 September.
“We are carefully watching developments with coronavirus infection, listen to the advice and instructions of state bodies and experts, and are in constant contact with representatives of the “Formula 1″. But we still continue to prepare for the Grand Prix, ” he said on Friday “Interfax” the General Director ANO “Rosjanki” Alexey Titov.
He noted that due to quarantine the circuit is now closed, there are only duty crews to maintenance all other employees – on remote.
In season calendar-2020 originally consisted of 22 stages, but due to the spread of the infection has been completely cancelled for the Monaco Grand Prix, and indefinitely postponed the stages in Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Azerbaijan and Canada.
To date the start of the new season, “Formula 1” postponed to the end of June. First an irreversible step in the schedule is the Grand Prix of France – it needs to be held on 26-28 June.
In connection with the pandemic team, the international Federation of Motorsport (FIA) and the management of “Formula 1” is first moved to the mandatory summer break in the spring and stretched it to three weeks, and now extended for another two.