April 17, 2020 News reports expected the Formula 1 car world championship to open this season, by holding the Austrian Grand Prix on the fifth of next July, with two races to be held later in Britain.
And the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said that sources revealed to them that the Austrian race will take place without the presence of fans, and it is possible to establish two races after that on the Silverstone racetrack without the fans as well.
The report indicated that Formula-1 officials and team leaders had another round of video chats to discuss the season and cost-cutting measures, without reaching a final decision.
The current season witnessed the postponement and cancellation of the first nine races of the world championship in light of the crisis of the emerging Corona Virus (Covid-19) epidemic, to face Formula-1 challenges related to rearranging the competition schedule and team revenue.
But Austrian Sports Minister Werner Kugler believes that the government will not prevent the race to be held at Spielberg, as the Austrian Red Bull team also believes that the race could take place without fans.
Formula-1 officials are still hoping to hold the season’s competitions to include between 15 and 18 races, according to a new schedule.