Ultim’ora Formula 1: Gp Bahrain a porte chiuse

Bahrain-Sakhir

Gli organizzatori confermano; a causa dell’aumento di contagi nell’isola, la gara di Sakhir in programma domenica 22 marzo sarà disputata a porte chiuse.

Era nell’aria vista la cancellazione del Gp del Qatar di MotoGp ma adesso è ufficiale; il gp Bahrain, seconda prova del Mondiale di Formula 1 in programma domenica 22 marzo sarà corso a porte chiuse a seguito del provvedimento delle autorità dell’isola del Golfo.

 

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In consultation with our international partners and the Kingdom’s national health Taskforce, Bahrain has made the decision to hold this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix as a participants-only event. As an F1 host nation, balancing the welfare of supporters and race goers is a tremendous responsibility. Given the continued spread of Covid-19 globally, convening a major sporting event, which is open to the public and allows thousands of international travellers and local fans to interact in close proximity would not be the right thing to do at the present time. But to ensure that neither the sport, nor its global supporter base, is unduly impacted, the race weekend itself will still go ahead as a televised event. Bahrain’s own early actions to prevent, identify and isolate cases of individuals with Covid-19 has been extremely successful to date. The approach has involved rapid, proactive measures, identifying those affected by the virus, of which the overwhelming majority of cases relate to those travelling into the country by air. Aggressive social distancing measures have further increased the effectiveness of preventing the virus’ spread, something that would clearly be near impossible to maintain were the race to have proceeded as originally planned. We know how disappointed many will be by this news, especially for those planning to travel to the event, which has become a cornerstone event of the international F1 calendar, but safety has to remain our utmost priority.

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Rimane invece confermato a porte aperte il Gp d’Australia, prima prova in programma domenica prossima, 15 marzo.