F1 cancelled this year?

F1 cancelled this year?

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Exige77

4,913 posts

143 months

Friday 28th February
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GoodDaySunday said:
If things don't improve very soon I can see all the races being cancelled.

Host cities won't want thousands of visitors from overseas especially given some will be coming from areas badly effected by the coronavirus.
Italian teams should be made to stay at home smile

Munter

29,539 posts

193 months

Friday 28th February
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mk1coopers said:
Better have a UK based championship at various circuits here then tongue out

Send all the parts over first then quarantine the staff and let them stay in the country until we are done, F1 at Goodwood / Brands Hatch / Donnington / Thruxton etc sounds good
Oulton and we can use the tyres for the banked corner at Zandvoort.

ELUSIVEJIM

7,856 posts

103 months

Friday 28th February
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TheDeuce said:
If it's not a complete and proper season, I guess Lewis can't beat MS either.

Unless he does so 2021 onwards, although that's a very different proposition.
Not sure what would happen if a few races were cancelled. I doubt they would be able to hold them later in the year as it would be too tight.

Would they have qualifying on a Friday and a race on Sat and Sunday to make up for lost races?

Can't see any of the team agreeing to that, however.

MitchT

12,887 posts

161 months

Friday 28th February
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Ironically the China is probably not the riskiest venue now!

Jasandjules

63,803 posts

181 months

Friday 28th February
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Chase was asked and appeared to suggest they would basically do this race by race and make decisions late before each event.... And he was anticipating China later in the year instead.

waynecyclist

371 posts

66 months

Friday 28th February
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I wonder if Moto Gp is going to be affected as well

Pericoloso

42,119 posts

115 months

Friday 28th February
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waynecyclist said:
I wonder if Moto Gp is going to be affected as well
EVERY International event could be affected.

Olympics ,European football championships.

I saw that Formula E has gone ahead in Marrakesh ,Morocco this weekend ,not in the same league as F1 but.......

Europa1

9,714 posts

140 months

Friday 28th February
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The potential linchpin in all of this is what happens in the UK, and the response of UK government - if there is a serious outbreak here and they start implementing travel bans, then the F! circus is effectively grounded. Ferrari, Alpha Tauri and Alpha Romeo may be able to travel, but Mercedes, Red Bull, Haas, Williams, Racing Point, McLaren, Renault...

slipstream 1985

6,809 posts

131 months

Friday 28th February
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I really hope it isn't cancled I need something to watch when issolated at home...

ELUSIVEJIM

7,856 posts

103 months

Friday 28th February
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It could just be the press trying to rub salt but it's being reported that even Liverpool could land up not winning the Premiership this year if the government was to stop all sporting fixtures.

I think the media is just starting to get too carried away with it all.

Pericoloso

42,119 posts

115 months

Friday 28th February
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ELUSIVEJIM said:
It could just be the press trying to rub salt but it's being reported that even Liverpool could land up not winning the Premiership this year if the government was to stop all sporting fixtures.

I think the media is just starting to get too carried away with it all.


There's always the option to play games to an empty stadium.

Cancelling domestic sport seems over reaction,at current levels.

TheDeuce

4,696 posts

18 months

Friday 28th February
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ELUSIVEJIM said:
It could just be the press trying to rub salt but it's being reported that even Liverpool could land up not winning the Premiership this year if the government was to stop all sporting fixtures.

I think the media is just starting to get too carried away with it all.
The media will hype it all up - and to be fair several organisations will make OTT decisions which will add to the hype around the story.

I think, just stick to the facts if we really want to know how stuffed the 2020 season is. F1's stance is perfectly clear, the circus plans to go to each fixture so long as they can. If travel bans etc mean they can't, then they can't. All the media fluff counts for nothing - just keep an eye on where the teams are coming from and going to.. the respective governments will decide whether or not that's possible for each race.

Beyond the facts, the media will have a field day with this. Best just ignored - the situation is already sad enough without their vapid embellishments.

ewolg

1,567 posts

231 months

Friday 28th February
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Pericoloso said:
EVERY International event could be affected.

Olympics ,European football championships.

I saw that Formula E has gone ahead in Marrakesh ,Morocco this weekend ,not in the same league as F1 but.......
I think you're correct, sad to say. Any mass gatherings are surely a target for huge contagion and was surprised the 'demonstration' in Bristol went ahead today tbh. I came through Gatwick not so long ago and not any warning, temp monitoring or anything visual to advise about the virus. If we are that complacent, we really are up st creek.

coppice

5,803 posts

96 months

Saturday 29th February
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I will happily admit that in the list of things I worry about in 2020 , the loss of a few Grands Prix is a very long way down my list ...

Piginapoke

972 posts

137 months

Saturday 29th February
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ewolg said:
I think you're correct, sad to say. Any mass gatherings are surely a target for huge contagion and was surprised the 'demonstration' in Bristol went ahead today tbh. I came through Gatwick not so long ago and not any warning, temp monitoring or anything visual to advise about the virus. If we are that complacent, we really are up st creek.
I'm with you on this. The govt may have to make some hard decisions very soon- quarantining towns, closing schools, prioritising healthcare etc. By comparison, to stop major sporting events now, when this new virus has no symptoms for 14 days, seems an obvious thing to do.

OlonMusky

348 posts

6 months

Saturday 29th February
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coppice said:
I will happily admit that in the list of things I worry about in 2020 , the loss of a few Grands Prix is a very long way down my list ...
What's more important?

coppice

5,803 posts

96 months

Saturday 29th February
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Err - you don't follow current affairs then ? Best not to perhaps - very depressing - just stay focussed on tyre strategies and you'll be fine

AJB88

5,134 posts

123 months

Saturday 29th February
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Exige77 said:
Italian teams should be made to stay at home smile
Would make the championship interesting.. no tyres on the wheels.

jsf

15,516 posts

188 months

Saturday 29th February
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coppice said:
I will happily admit that in the list of things I worry about in 2020 , the loss of a few Grands Prix is a very long way down my list ...
The impact to the global economy is going to be far worse than 2008 if the measures put in place to manage this virus are as severe as some are suggesting may be required,

It's very early days yet.

ChocolateFrog

7,818 posts

125 months

Saturday 29th February
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F1 won't be cancelled. We may lose a race or two.

No one really cares about races like China but would the powers that be cancel Monza? That would be a big call.