The Eifel Grand Prix at Nürburgring Circuit has experienced unexpected cancellations. Two practice sessions were terminated after the Eifel Mountains began creating weather systems, with torrential downpours & thick fog that started zero visibility. Sending drives to compete in the practice sessions would’ve been deadly. The FIA is announcing that practice session one & two was disappointing for two Formula Two drives which were slated to test a modern-era F1 car between October 8th to 9th. Both Mick Schumacher & Callum Illot were forced to wait until an unset date to test their F1 cars.
Eliminating the practice session was required, with FIA regulations stating that “Safety Helicopters” must have visibility to transport any injured drivers to the nearest hospital. The nature of this high-downforce motorsport requires the immediate cancellation of a session, ensuring that drivers lives aren’t at risk from being lost. It’s expected that the 3rd practice sessions on October 9th will also be cancelled, prompting the “Formula International Association” to create strategic plans that’ll allow for a Grand Prix on October 10th.
The Nürburgring is known as the longest circuit in the European Union, while also maintaining horrendous weather conditions & challenging corners that require experienced drivers like Max Verstappen or Sebastian Vettel. Cold-Wet conditions are expected to continue throughout October 10th, meaning the Eifel Grand Prix will likely be hosted in the rain. That’ll create numerous DNFs & crashes, with most F1 drivers on the 2020 grid having never raced at the Nürburgring.
Those few drivers with experience at Nürburgring Circuit haven’t raced there in several years, meaning the overwhelming majority will find it challenging to maintain downforce speeds during cornering. Expect one of the most exciting Grand Prix’s in Formula Ones 2020 Campaign during the Eifel GP at Nürburgring Circuit.
Challenges for Mercedes
It should be noted that Mercedes AMG-Petronas is struggling throughout the October 8th to 10th “Race Weekend”. That’s because two of the employed personnel have contracted COVID-19, with an additional having inconclusive results. Mercedes AMG-Petronas has sent six replacements for the October 8th to 10th weekend. However, those individuals are inexperienced & will likely make mistakes during the Eifel Grand Prix. Subsequently, expect lower placements for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.