F1 nervousness over biggest fan attendance in Covid era dismissed
Daniil Kvyat has dismissed suggestions that holding this weekend's Russian Grand Prix with 30,000 spectators is a risk for Formula 1.
The first eight races of the Covid-hit campaign were all staged behind closed doors, while just under 3,000 fans were allowed to attend for the most recent Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello.
It is understood there has been a degree of nervousness behind the scenes within F1 and the FIA at allowing what is the highest number of spectators to attend a sports event in the Covid-era, even with the rigorous protocols that will be in place.
Since September 19, at least 6,000 coronavirus cases per day have been reported in Russia, while the country's death tally is close to 20,000.
Despite this, AlphaTauri driver Kvyat said: "I’m pretty sure everyone who thought about this idea, they thought very well about all the Covid restrictions and the safety for all of us, so I’m sure we’ll be able to enjoy trouble-free racing in that respect.
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