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Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix, in talks with F1 regarding the coronavirus situation

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After the first four races of the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship were postponed or cancelled as of yesterday’s announcement by Formula 1 Management, they are now in talks with the promoters of the 2020 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix and 2020 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix regarding the dates of racing.

It was yesterday, where F1 announced it was likely that the season would begin in May, in Europe, instead of Australia. As a McLaren F1 Team member, tested positive for the coronavirus which caused COVID-19, so the team withdrew for safety reasons.

But now F1, have explained they are in talks with the promoters of the Dutch Grand Prix and Spanish Grand Prix.

In an issued statement from the officials, they made it clear they did not want to be in a situation which would bring danger to fans and the teams at the Zandvoort Circuit.

Based on reports from Formula One Management and FIA, we are in joint consultation with them about the possible consequences for the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix.

These are not yet fully known, but in the event of possible postponement, all tickets will remain valid. As soon as more news is known, we will share it with all parties involved.”

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya announced that all the events which were expected to take place at the circuit will be postponed till mid-April. This came additionally as Spain declared a state of emergency due to the global pandemic of COVID-19.

The circuit additionally released a statement which read:

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will continue monitoring the evolution of the pandemic, staying in permanent contact with the different bodies and health authorities in order to continue implementing the applicable measures and recommendations, ensuring the health and safety of our visitors.

We are sorry for the inconveniences that these changes may have caused and we offer our apologies to all fans and customers that have been affected by these extraordinary measures.

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