While many races are in limbo, F1 is contemplating a number of alternate options. Qatar is in the plans.
The Japanese Grand Prix, due to be run in Suzuka, is unsure. Honda, proprietor of the circuit, is giving itself till August 10 to decide on whether or not or not to maintain the F1 race. Recall that the FIA WEC race in Fuji and the MotoGP race in Motegi have been canceled.
The identical goes for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The well being scenario signifies that the race mustn’t happen, the nation registering a big variety of circumstances in addition to deaths. Mexico may comply with the identical path.
The Middle East, the emergency scenario?
The uncertainty over a couple of occasions on the 2021 calendar may power Liberty Media to do extra races in the Middle East. After Bahrain at the begin of the season, F1 will go to Saudi Arabia in December, for the inaugural Grand Prix in Jeddah, and to Abu Dhabi for the last spherical of the championship.
If a Grand Prix is canceled, F1 may take into account a second race at the Bahrain circuit, utilizing the identical setup as the Sakhir Grand Prix final season. The different possibility could possibly be the arrival of Qatar on the F1 calendar. The Losail circuit ensures the opening of the MotoGP championship. Although absent from the record formally printed on the FIA web site, the circuit would have Grade 1, which permits the holding of an F1 Grand Prix.
Qatar has been making an attempt for a very long time to host F1. But the political scenario between the nations of the Middle East made this venture unimaginable. Since then, the well being disaster and an easing of political tensions imply that this venture may see the mild of day, as a fallback answer if a race had been to be canceled for this 2021 season.