6 Strange Ways Social Distancing Will Change F1

By Select Car Leasing, 07-07-2020


Attendances Will Drastically Fall Even When Fans Return

Despite the first race of the F1 season taking place behind closed doors, Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey is optimistic spectators will be able to attend races later in 2020. Even when spectators do return to F1’s famous grandstands, it will look eerily different to the packed pre-pandemic scenes we are used to seeing on TV such as the sea of orange when Dutchman Max Verstappen raced in Austria last year for Red Bull.

Social distancing will be in place throughout the circuit, meaning that at least the seats immediately surrounding a single fan will be vacated. This means for every 9 seats available, only 1 fan will occupy them. Select Car Leasing calculated how the weekend attendance figures for each circuit will be reduced should this system be put in place once fans return.

Each racetrack’s attendance figures will be reduced by up to 89%, meaning that the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at Baku would receive under 10,000 fans. Great Britain’s grand prix, Silverstone, would be reduced from 351,000 spectators over a typical 3-day weekend to only 39,000.

Categories: Articles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Burbs of Philly

Want me to talk about Philly Philly?



Albigensia Press

The Author Home of Marcus Johnston

Read, Learn, Live

Look closely around and about, and you will see all forms of beauty - just look!

Mobile First GQ

news from around the world


Never give up

Full Scale Philly

All things Philly Sports


Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)

Phuture Phillies

Phillies Prospects

The Strong Traveller

Experience The Finest Travel, Food and Lifestyle Stories Around The World

gingerale kitchen

My mission is to give the world a unique collection of recipes and inspiration

The Win Column

Hockey blog providing critical analysis on trends and stats for the Calgary Flames, NHL, and more.

Puck Buddy

An outsider's perspective on all things stick and puck.

Banter Republic

It's just banter

Reignite my Story

Every life tells a story

Free Alexa Skills

just enable and listen

NBA newsfeed

# USA / Canada Basketball

TV Channel Info

Resources for TV Channel Developers

%d bloggers like this: