This Tuesday the fans of the Formula 1 received one of the most anticipated news of the preseason. He Imola Grand Prix it was confirmed for the weekend of April 18, 2021. However, this Wednesday the Italian government confirmed new restrictions that could jeopardize the organization of the race on the circuit Enzo and Dino Ferrari.
Despite the publication of the new calendar for the 2021 season, the restrictions that different governments are carrying out due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) put the organization of the different races in doubt. In addition to Imola, it was confirmed that the Australian Grand Prix was postponed and the Chinese Grand Prix it was temporarily canceled.
Restrictions in Italy
This Wednesday, the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, confirmed to the media that after the growing increase in cases in the country, the government will take a series of measures to beat COVID-19. In recent days there are more than 313 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. More than 14,000 new positives were confirmed Tuesday, along with 616 deaths.
The measures taken by the Italian government were varied. However, there is one that can directly affect the performance of the race. Starting this weekend, circulation between regions will be prohibited until April 30. This could affect the race, since it will take place on the 18th of that same month at the Imola circuit.
According to the specialized media, ‘Soy Motor’, the organizer of the race Andrea Corsini, it is expected that the race will develop normally. However, it is striking that one of Corsini’s premises for the race is that it be with the public present in the stands of the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit. The next few days will be vital for the future of the race.
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