After several meetings and negotiations with the rulers, the organizers of the Spanish Grand Prix from Formula 1 they made the decision to carry out the race without an audience. The race at the Barcelona circuit was one of the most anticipated. The presence of Carlos Sainz at the controls of Ferrari and the return of Fernando Alonso Catalan soil was the focus of the fans’ attention.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage in various parts of the world. The arrival of the new variants and the different waves of infections continue to postpone important events. Those who carry out the Spanish Grand Prix made the decision to run the test. Despite this, they will do so without the presence of the public in the stands of the Circuit de Barcelona.
The epidemiological situation in the European country is stabilizing, which is why Spanish health leaders want to avoid risks of re-emergence. In the last 24 hours, 249 new cases were reported throughout Spain and 3 deaths. This number is very low compared to other countries, which are not in the best situation.
“The PROCICAT (Catalan Civil Protection Plan) has informed the Circuit that the celebration of the Grand Prix cannot be carried out under the established conditions. The current resolution of public health measures to contain the epidemic outbreak is valid until April 26 ”. This is expressed in the statement released this Monday.
“It cannot be determined with total certainty whether on May 7, 8 and 9 (date of the Grand Prize) the epidemiological and healthcare situation will allow progress in flexibility. The situation of the hospitals does not allow us to foresee at this stage a review of the current measures ». This has been communicated by the Interior and Health departments of the Generalitat.
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