F1’s 2020 racing plans rated as ’50-50′

Date published: May 1 2020

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Formula E chairman, Alejandro Agag, thinks the chances of the all-electric series and Formula 1 racing taking place this year are “50-50”.

Formula 1 recently announced a Plan B after seeing their original record-breaking 22-race calendar left in tatters by the ongoing global pandemic.

Bosses are trying to get the show back on the round with a July start at the Red Bull Ring in Austria before moving on to Silverstone a week later.

While the new plan brings hope that racing will return soon, there is scepticism over whether it will still be too early to implement what Formula 1 hopes to be a 15-18 race calendar.

“We are going to try the same thing [as Formula 1],” Agag told Reuters. “We are going to try to put some races behind closed doors.

“I guess it’s a 50-50 chance. The same for us.

“We will try and make at least two or three more races in a closed circuit.

“I think that should be possible in the month of August. But again, who knows?

“I’m thinking 90% they will be in Europe. We still have an option outside of Europe that we’re looking at, that is still alive, but we will decide later on.

“Are the borders going to be open? We don’t know yet. The quarantine period if you go to one place being imposed we don’t know yet.

“So I would try to do what Formula 1 is doing, but I am not sure if it is doable.”

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