FOM adjusts expectations: ‘We aim for 15-18 races in 2020’
By Srihari HS 24 maart 2020 | 06:41
CEO Chase Carey says that they are doing everything they can to start the 2020 season at the safest date possible. The American said that although some races may get cancelled, they intended to have ‘full racing season’ if the coronavirus is contained sufficiently.
In his letter to all Formula 1 Fans, Carey admitted “No-one can be certain of exactly when the situation will improve,” But at some point, “it will improve, and when it does, we will be ready to go racing again. We are all committed to bringing our fans a 2020 Championship Season,” he assured.
FOM and FIA aim for at least 15 races
He said, “We recognise there is significant potential for additional postponements in currently scheduled events. Nonetheless, we and our partners fully expect the season to start at some point this summer, with a revised calendar of between 15-18 races.”
And added: “It is not possible to provide a more specific calendar now due to the fluidity of the current situation”
Looking at the positives during this grim time, Carey said, “This flexibility offers an opportunity to evolve the sport, experiment and try new things. That may include initiatives such as expanding our esports platform, developing more innovative content like Netflix’s Drive to Survive, and other creative ways to drive ongoing value for the sport’s sponsor partners, broadcast partners, race promoters, teams and fans – the ecosystem of our fantastic sport.”
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