Mexico City- With the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula One may change the calendar for the 2021 season.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not alleviated the sport, so the highest level of motorsport has other venues where competitions can be held.
In terms of health, cities such as Bahrain and Italy that have already hosted the Grand Prix in this campaign, as well as cities that are still planning, must take certain health measures and obtain the approval of their respective governments to achieve events.
“Since 2020, since the issuance of Covid-19, the FIA has implemented a series of specific requirements for both international and local races. All guidelines are closely related to restrictions or observations of the federal government and the federal government. In different countries/regions, different options are always proposed (if it is done behind closed doors). Since infectious control is not guaranteed, the public or cancellation is a last resort.
“(Some measures have been taken) the team’s personnel has been reduced significantly. In the special case of Formula One, the number of auxiliary track officials is much smaller, the number of people invited to the race has also been reduced, and the number of personnel has been reduced.” , Explained Juan Pablo Cerwinka, Medical Director of OMDAI FIA Mexico.
The vaccination plan is not a requirement of the FIA for participating countries, but it does have extra points in ensuring the well-being of drivers, teams, fans and all people who make up F1.
“This is a situation of 100% competition with the countries where the Grand Prix is held. The FIA has not formulated specific vaccination rules. However, it has been seen that visiting countries have already complied with this vaccination process. The vaccination procedure is different in each country. In Mexico, the vaccination process is carried out in stages, which helps to promote these competitions.
Technically speaking, both permanent and temporary circuits have obtained Level 1 certification from the FIA, which confirms that safety simulations can be carried out, and the design of the track has good convenience relative to the power/weight of the car Sex. The competition is like the Autódromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy and Autódromo Internacionale do Algarve in Portugal in 2020.
The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez facility is still occupied by a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients, but July 13 is the official delivery date, so the Mexico City Grand Prix is not a problem.
“In Mexico, we still have certain restrictions. The orange and yellow republic states will follow the same route. Maybe the number of states that the staff and stands will handle is different from the states we used to maintain. The safety of the people present.
The medical director said: “Mexico City general practitioners are expected to be open to the public, but health and social distancing measures are being taken.”
If CDMX GP is postponed for the second year in a row, there will be no money coming in. In 2019 alone, a premium of 4.2 billion pesos occurred, in addition to the high occupancy rate of hotels in the country’s capital.
As for the tickets, nothing will be lost. The organizers commented that the already promised location will be respected on the date of the event or refund.
Although October is still in place, the outlook for the 2021 CDMX Grand Prix is still uncertain.