Mercedes team leader Toto Wolff believes that Formula 1 will be able to carry out all the remaining stages, despite the aggravation of the situation with Covid-19 …
Toto Wolff: “The restrictions that are now being introduced in Europe are very different from those in the spring. In the spring, all kinds of activities were stopped, it was impossible to go to work, even go out into the street.
Now everything is somewhat softer. France and Germany have imposed curfews, but you can go out and go to work during the day if necessary. It will have a big impact on certain industries, but I think we will find a way to keep going.
Nobody knows for sure if we can manage all the remaining races. Health always comes first. The decision is up to the health authorities of the countries where we will be performing. If they decide that the stage is too risky, it will be canceled.
But I think that Formula 1 – I mean the FIA, FOM and the teams – did an excellent job in the face of the pandemic. Many other championships were either canceled, or held in a reduced volume, or in only one region.
We traveled from country to country, maintaining isolation inside our “bubble”, we had few cases of Covid-19, so I do not think that the arrival of Formula 1 can carry with it a risk for any country. On the contrary, we will be an island of safety.
But it is not for me to make such decisions. There are people who understand medicine, there is the FIA and the FOM, and we just have to follow their instructions. “