Promoters of Formula 1's Mexico City Grand Prix expect the race to take place as planned on November 1 - and with fans.
F1 has revealed an eight-race European calendar to open the 2020 season, although no dates have been aired as yet for the fly-away grands prix beyond that.
But Inter-American Entertainment Corporation (CIE), the promoters behind the Mexico City race, are confident of running their event as planned.
“The highest priority of the organisers of the Mexico City GP is to ensure the well-being and health of all, which is why the strictest sanitation measures are being taken to guarantee the safest experience for all attendees at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez," read a statement.
“For this, in conjunction with Formula 1, FIA and the Government of Mexico City, they will be closely monitoring the world situation.
“In the event that due to force majeure the event in Mexico City must be held without an audience or is cancelled, it will be communicated through official channels.”
Currently, the circuit facilities at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez have been repurposed to act as a field hospital for those infected with Covid-19. The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country is over 10,000.
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