Formula One deferred the Australian Grand Prix from March to November since it would not have been feasible for many group staff to isolate for 14 days upon their appearance, the games priest of Victoria state said on Wednesday.
The Melbourne race is typically the season-opener yet was given another date of Nov. 21 in changes reported to the 2021 timetable on Tuesday in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency. The season will presently begin in Bahrain on March 28.
The Australian Open tennis Grand Slam starts in Melbourne one month from now and Victoria’s games serve Martin Pakula said it was simpler for that game to manage the isolate rules.
Australian GP Postpone
“Tennis has had the option to do that… however it’s not something that has been workable for Formula One,” Pakula told journalists.
“In those conditions… when you have the mix of that, the quantity of returning Australians… in our view that improved it to have a Grand Prix later in the year if that was conceivable.
“One of the wonders of getting yourself 10 months is that I speculate things will appear to be unique in November to what they look like in January.”
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott said arrangements for Formula One race would have been influenced on the off chance that it proceeded in March, with group staff investing the majority of their energy in lodgings.