Formula 1 Attending Australian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by SeeGeeAitch, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. SeeGeeAitch

    SeeGeeAitch

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    Any fellow Aussies here attending the F1GP next week?

    I keep hearing/reading conflicting reports that it's going to be cancelled/still going ahead....
    What's the current official word?

    Family and friends keep asking "you are going to wear a mask aren't you?!??!".
    I point them to various websites stating:
    Face masks are not recommended for the general population.

    People who have symptoms and might be infected with COVID-19 are required to stay in isolation at home and should wear a surgical face mask when in the same room as another person and when seeking medical advice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 to anyone else.

    Health care workers who are caring for patients with suspected COVID-19 should use appropriate personal protective equipment to protect themselves against COVID-19 "The current recommendations regarding masks are that if you yourself are sick with fever and cough, you can wear a surgical mask to prevent transmission to other people. If you are healthy, there is not thought to be any additional benefit to wearing a mask yourself because the mask is not airtight and does not necessarily prevent breathing in of these viral particles, which are very tiny,"​

    But wondering what the general feeling is.....

    Really looking forward to this - the last F1 race I attended was Silverstone in 2004!
     
  2. 05XR8

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    So far, the word is still go for the support races. Organisers(ARG) for TCR/S5000, are waiting for official reports if the event is cancelled.

    Virgin Australia Supercars are also waiting for official confirmation.
     
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  3. mustafur

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    There is travel restrictions on Italy but no ban as of now, it's unclear if it will go ahead though, because if it changes to a ban then the race is off as 2 teams will not be able to join.
     
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  4. noshog

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    I thought I read somewhere that if any teams cant make it to any races due to travel restrictions that they could possibly still run the race(s) but just as a non championship rounds (no points).

    And yeah, masks wont stop you from getting anything, but can stop you from spreading it.
     
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  5. TenEightyOne

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    If any teams aren't allowed to travel to a race then that race will be cancelled.
     
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  6. noshog

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    That says pretty much what I put.... 'not a world championship race anyway' ... So really nothing is confirmed, there may or may not be races, they may or may not be classed as championship races.
     
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  7. mustafur

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    Did you really just call it by the Sponsored name??
     
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  8. 05XR8

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    Do I have to pay each time I type a name?
     
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