F1 Austria schedule: nontraditional Grand Prix

 F1 Austria schedule
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We'd been counting weeks and days, hours, and minutes before the Formula 1 Grand Prix starts while FIA doing confirmation for Formula 1 2020 calendar. And finally, we waited! The Austrian Grand Prix will start tomorrow. But something tells that this F1 Grand Prix will be held quite unconventional. Let's look at the F1 Austria's schedule and generally see how Formula 1 race will going to go now during the world pandemic's end.

THURSDAY 2nd JULY
09:00 - 12:30 Formula 1 Team Track Walks
14:00 - 17:35 Formula 1 Press Conference

Perfect is a word that describes Formula 1 very well. Therefore, the safety terms and conditions will be perfect in Austria. 
Masks, gloves, sanitizers have become our necessary parts - the main clothing during this time. There will a lot on the Red Bull Ring circuit: everywhere in every  F1 team's box at the entrance and exit at the bottom and top. 
 F1 Austria schedule
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FRIDAY 3rd JULY
09:35 - 10:20 FIA Formula 3 Practice Session
11:00 - 12.30 Formula 1 Practice 1 
12:55 - 13:40 FIA Formula 2 Practice Session
13:00 - 14:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
14:05 - 14:35 FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session
15:00 - 16:30 Formula 1 Practice 2
17:00 - 17:30 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
17:55 - 18:40 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 

All this will affect work time: all safety measures will take more time for circuit' staff and F1 teams. Another key is the social distance: the "social bubble" where Formula 1 teams will be located, this term changes the rules of the F1 game. Now we are without the awarding ceremony, all congestion of people will be regulated in the name of a social bubble. No matter, drivers or journalists or engineers.  As you know, the entire staff has been reduced on several times.


SATURDAY 4th JULY
09:10 - 09:40 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
10:25 - 11:10 FIA Formula 3 First Race (24 Laps or 40 Mins) 
12:00 - 13:00 Formula 1 Practice 3
13:30 - 14:00 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Qualifying 
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
16:45 - 17:50 FIA Formula 2 First Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins) 
No matter how simple the F1 Austrian Grand Prix' schedule is, it is still only for a limited number of people, not for fans. The stands of Austria will be empty. So now there are no additional activities, but a lot of press conferences.

 F1 Austria schedule
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SUNDAY 5th JULY
09:45 - 10:30 FIA Formula 3 Second Race (24 Laps or 40 Mins)
11:10 - 12:00 FIA Formula 2 Second Race (28 Laps or 45 Mins)
12:25 - 13:00 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)
13:20 - 14:00 Formula 1 Drivers' Presentation 
14:54 - 14:56 Promoter Activity Helicopter Fly Past TBC 
14:54 - 14:56 Formula 1 National Anthem
15:10 - 17:10 Formula 1 Grand Prix (71 Laps or 120 Mins) 

But wait to be sad ahead of time, we still will go to any F1 GP. New opportunities open up for fans, but virtual-only. As you can see, Formula one is becoming more and more professional, for dedicated fans. Yes, we will not see the activities of F1 promoters, even don't smell  f1 cars tires, but we'll be in the epicenter of events from our phones and laptops. 

 F1 Austria
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Do you remember all those changes in the rules: Grid Girls story, F1 logo's changing? That time everything was aimed at attracting new F1 fans. So, the next six months will be exactly the opposite: you and I, there will be fewer of us, but we will understand Formula 1 in every detail: of the track, F1 car, speed, time, conditions. IS it good or bad...Who cares!  The main thing is that the Austrian Grand Prix starts!


By the way, you can look at the confirmed first eight races here, and yes, Formula 1 isn't going anywhere, the next racing weekend will be here again at Red Bull ring Austria July 11-12.


Taisiya Lavi

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