By Select Car Leasing, 07-07-2020
The Starting Grid Will Be Deserted
Starting at the Red Bull Ring next weekend, the race-start procedure will now commence with the pitlane opening 30 minutes before the start of the race, 10 minutes later than usual. Once the pit exit is opened, only a maximum of 40 personnel from each team will be allowed on the grid in order to comply with social distancing rules. Gone are the days of Martin Brundle fighting through a packed crowd during his grid walks to speak to celebrities and personnel from each of the F1 teams.