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For the primary time since COVID-19, a race with spectators was held in Formula 1 | News from Germany about Europe | DW

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The ninth stage of the Formula 1 World Championship, held on Sunday, September 13, was the primary of the season to which spectators had been allowed. Fans had been unable to attend the races for a number of months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The administration of the Mugello circuit within the Italian commune of Scarperia e San Piero introduced on the finish of August that the observe will be capable to host 2,880 followers on every of the three days of the stage. The spectators had been seated in 3 stands. The observe, owned by the sports activities automobile producer Ferrari, has hosted a Formula 1 stage for the primary time. The race was the thousandth Grand Prix for the Scuderia Ferrari workforce.

Briton Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes workforce received the Tuscany Grand Prix. The second place was taken by his workforce mate Finn Valtteri Bottas. The third crossing the end line was Alexander Albon, a Red Bull pilot from Thailand. Russian Daniil Kvyat from Alpha Tauri took seventh place.







The race was suspended twice as a consequence of accidents. On the primary lap after the collision, Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri had been eradicated. Carlos Sainz from McLaren, Antonio Giovinazzi from Alfa Romeo Racing, Kevin Magnussen from Haas and Nicholas Latifi from Williams retired after the resumption of the race.

The season was initially supposed to incorporate 22 Grand Prix and start on March 15 in Melbourne. The fast unfold of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the earth has led to the cancellation of quite a lot of levels and the postponement of the remainder of the races. At the identical time, tracks in Germany, Italy and Turkey, in addition to the Portuguese Grand Prix, returned to the calendar. During the season, six-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton defends the person title, and Mercedes has received the Constructors’ Championship.

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