Can the Portimao race take place instead of the Chinese Grand Prix?


In December, we wrote that the race on the classic Italian track in Imola could take place on April 25, taking the vacant slot originally planned for the Vietnam Grand Prix.

The Swiss edition Blick argues that in April, not only the stage in Imola, but also in Portimao may take place, which can replace the Chinese Grand Prix, since the fate of the race in Shanghai is also in great doubt.

Moreover, the Monaco Grand Prix, which is to be held on May 23, is also in question. Work on the preparation of the city track takes about two months, but the legendary race in Monte Carlo can only take place with spectators, while the situation with the pandemic in Europe remains more than serious, and there is no talk at all about lifting strict quarantine restrictions.

We can only hope that the mass vaccination campaign will finally pick up the required pace, but so far they are significantly behind the planned ones. However, health services in most European countries continue to work at colossal overloads.

According to Blick, the FIA ​​and FOM have developed a “secret plan” for the preparation for the championship: before it starts, all employees of all teams will have to undergo mandatory vaccinations.

The postponement of the first stage of the season from Australia to Bahrain on March 28 is already considered a done deal, although this has not been officially announced.


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