Confronted with the impossibility of welcoming a large viewers as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the French Grand Prix had deliberate the institution of Fan Zones on 5 circuits throughout France this 12 months, in Carole / Villepinte ( 93), Chambley (54), Dijon-Prenois (21), Nogaro (32) and Alès (30), to permit supporters to observe the race on large screens. Believing that it will be inconceivable to make sure compliance with barrier gestures, the organizers lastly gave up on this undertaking.
“In view of the present well being state of affairs and following the newest authorities bulletins, these ‘Fan Zone AMV Expertise’ sadly can’t be organized this 12 months”, mentioned these accountable for the occasion in a press launch, specifying that their goal remained to arrange these Fan Zones in 2022.
On this context, the French Grand Prix introduced final week to organize for the truth that the 2021 version will probably be held behind closed doorways. On the finish of January, a deferred cost system had been put in place for the ticketing, with a debit made provided that the presence of the general public was approved by the competent authorities. The organizers clarified that these levies have been canceled and that individuals who have purchased tickets since January 29 subsequently don’t have any motion to take.
For purchasers who had requested a postponement of their order from 2020 to the 2021 version, a postponement for 2022 is deliberate by default, with an equivalent order, however it’s attainable to request a refund till June 15, by way of a kind obtainable on the official web site of the French GP.
The measures presently imposed in France are solely in impact till the top of April and the modalities for public gatherings on the date of the French GP, from Might 14 to 16, haven’t but been outlined by the federal government. In his final speech, the President of the Republic had indicated that he wished “construct a timetable for gradual reopening between mid-Might and the beginning of summer season” involving sport as a lot as tradition, occasions, leisure or cafes and eating places.
The organizers subsequently have a slim hope of with the ability to welcome the general public and on this case, a brand new ticket workplace can be arrange. “In case the competent authorities authorities authorize the presence of the general public by the top of April / starting of Might with a lowered tonnage, we’ll think about opening a brand new ticket workplace”, they mentioned on the finish of final week.