“We are facing a difficult start to the season”- FIA President Jean Todt has blamed pandemic situation for yet another calendar hindrances.
The motorsport season is set to enter yet another year, with Formula 1 also releasing its calendar, there are few locations, which are now hesitant to go ahead worrying about the current COVID-19 situation.
Tensed about future events getting cancelled, FIA President Jean Todt has claimed that the pandemic will still pose hurdles against the 2021 season.
It was important to start the 2021 World Championship season with the Monte-Carlo Rally,” quoted AS. “We are facing a difficult start to the season because it is a difficult time for the whole planet.
“Creativity is the keyword when organizing major sporting events at this time. We need to have a different vision, and above all, solidarity,” he added.
The situation is difficult.
Todt further hopes that the gravity of the situation improves and cites that Formula 1 last year showed that a season could successfully be organized in different nations with well-planned bio-bubbles.
“I hope the worst is over, but the situation is still difficult,” Todt continued. “Thanks to the COVID guidelines and protocols in place, the F1 Championship was the first international sports competition to restart last year, followed by rallying.”
Unlike football and basketball, where domestic leagues could be prioritised, and be organized within the boundaries of one country, F1 had no other option, but to plan an extensive schedule and cooperation with different countries.
Though most of the races happened within Europe, logistically it was still commendable. Cricket was another sport that gradually started the bilateral series between two nations, and Football also figured out international games.
As of now, all kind of sports has started their competitions, keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind. Whereas, in several nations, limited spectator allowances has also been decreed.