The owners of Formula 1 have an eye fixed on the fires that are plaguing Australia, a rustic that hosts the beginning of the 2020 season in March.
The 2020 season will start in but 70 days at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne . Australia is being hit by devastating forest fires that have already claimed 25 lives, and Formula 1 follows events with interest.
The start for the new championship is scheduled for March 15, and there are currently no guarantees that the race are often played. The owners of the category are monitoring the potential danger, which additionally to the burning of infinite hectares, involves pollution .
Numerous fires have occurred on the island since October and therefore the state of Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne, has also been suffering from fire. Big cities like Sydney are covered with smoke and thousands of homes are destroyed.
More than ten million hectares were burned. WWF Australia, an environmental advocacy organization, estimates that the hearth killed 1,250 million animals. The Formula 1 has confirmed that things is being monitored closely, especially the standard of the air in Melbourne.
Meanwhile, the F1 community doesn’t sit idly by. Lewis Hamilton , Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon have asked for donations to assist Australians in their social networks. The Renault driver , especially hurt for being his country, also will auction the monkey he utilized in the 2019 Australian GP.
Other categories have already been suffering from the hearth s: the Australian rally was canceled last November thanks to the fire in New South Wales. The 12-hour race at Bathurst, which might happen at the top of January on the Mount Panorama circuit, is additionally unsure of its dispute.
F1 will return to Holland after 35 years, Zandvoort are going to be the scene of the reunion and is already prepared with the foremost cant curve of the whole calendar. the increase of the local pilot, Max Verstappen, has increased interest within the return to Dutch soil, and therefore the always loyal fans of the “orange tide” promise to feature color to the stands.