The Mexico GP organisers state their plans to hold the 2020 F1 race continues to be on schedule but cautions for changes depending on COVID-19 pandemic situation.
F1 finally revealed its first part of the 2020 calendar with it starting in July in Austria and will cover eight rounds until September first week in Italy. The future races still is to be confirmed, which is mostly the flyaway rounds in America and Asia.
Amid this constant reshuffling of the 2020 F1 schedule, Mexico GP remains steadfast with its fall date of October 31 – November 1, where they plan to race as originally scheduled, and even with fans, even though they are preparing for the worst.
The organisers have cautioned that they could stage the 2020 Mexico GP without fans and even cancel it if needed. The statement comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in the North American country continue to rise.
The statement from Mexico GP goes:
Inter-American Entertainment Corporation, promoter of FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIZE OF MEXICO CITY Presented by Heineken, maintains that the dates for the Formula 1 World Championship to visit Mexico City – from October 30 to November 1 – remain firm.
The highest priority of the organizers of the Mexico GP is to ensure the well-being and health of all, so the strictest sanitation and sanitation measures are already being taken to guarantee the safest experience for all attendees at the Hermanos Rodriguez Racetrack. For this, in conjunction with Formula 1, FIA and the Government of Mexico City, they will be closely monitoring the world situation.
In the event that due to force majeure the event in Mexico City must be held without an audience or is canceled, it will be communicated through official channels. If this situation occurs, Ticketmaster Mexico’s cancellation policies will be applied to all tickets purchased through the official sales channels of the race, that is, 100% of the value of the tickets will be refunded, as well as the charge for service.
One of the other races in the Americas – the Canadian GP – has already been formally called off for 2020, and while there has been no word on the US GP, the Brazilian GP has plans to run the race with fans, in spite of the region being the current epicenter of the outbreak, which is wreaking havoc in South America.
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