The destiny of the Istanbul race that’s scheduled for 11-13 June is up within the air after the UK authorities put Turkey on the purple zone record of nations that require returnees to spend two weeks in a lodge quarantine after they get again to Britain.
With it unclear whether or not or not F1 personnel may get exemption from the lodge quarantine requirement, the problem may show to be sufficient for the occasion to not go forward.
Have been F1 advised by the UK authorities that there isn’t any exemption, then the one means ahead could be for British groups to not return house after the Turkey race and as a substitute keep in Europe.
They’d then journey on to the French GP on 25-27 June, adopted by the Austrian GP every week later.
Nevertheless, such a visit would seemingly end in employees being away from house and the factories for between 4 and 6 weeks – one thing that Steiner doesn’t suppose might be anticipated.
Requested in regards to the prospect of conserving the present schedule however employees being left on the highway, Steiner mentioned: “All the pieces is feasible however there’s a restrict of what you possibly can ask individuals to do.
“We have to be respectful, as a result of the persons are not going house for six weeks. I feel that’s not honest.
“I imply it’s good to work however at some stage, it’s not that the remainder of the schedule is simple. Final yr it was already robust and this yr, on the finish of the yr, it will likely be robust if we get all of the races in, which hopefully we do.
“However we don’t should overdo it, and I don’t suppose that’s an choice, that we simply carry on going for the subsequent two months after which we go house.”
Nikita Mazepin, Haas VF-21, within the pits
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F1 said over the Spanish GP weekend that it was assessing the situation surrounding the Turkish GP earlier than deciding what its subsequent steps have been.
Mercedes workforce boss Toto Wolff mentioned his outfit had full religion that F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali would make the correct selection ultimately.
“It’s clearly not very pleasing to be quarantined two weeks in a lodge, anyplace on the planet,” he mentioned.
“So Stefano goes to have a look at the best way to organise ourselves. And solely when we’ve got a extra clear image, we are able to then determine who stays on the highway and who comes again house.”