Disappointing but expected news was released to Formula One supporters on April 28th. PR Representatives with the Formula International Association confirmed that the shutdown of F1 would continue for an additional two weeks. This follows after the original suspension period began in March, immediately after the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled. It was initially speculated that the Season Opening GP would start on July 5th, with the additional postponement not limiting the formal announced made by F1 CEO, Carey Chase. The total length of this shutdown period will be 63 Days.
This additional postponement period has been altered in its viable regulations, differing from the initial shutdown. The last fourteen days throughout the postponement period can see ten personnel return to work duties. This’ll enable the ten teams in Formula One to prepare themselves for the unconventional season start. It should be noted that teams like Haas, AlphaTauri, Alpha Romeo, and Williams have spent millions throughout the pandemic to keep their operations running. The associated cost without any returns could result in these outfits leaving the sport.
Details with the “FIA Postponement Regulations” state that the ten personnel selected must first be approved before working. Those receiving approval will be dependent on daily COVID-19 testing, ensuring these individuals aren’t infected with the global virus.
F1 2020 Video Game Release Date Confirmed
Five days after the Formula One season is slated to begin, the F1 2020 Video Game from Codemasters will be released to Xbox’s and PlayStation’s worldwide. This version supports new modes that haven’t been seen in other renditions of this game, including the capability to create your team. Players will be the 11th team on the grid and compete for the Constructors/Drivers Championships.
This updated version of the long-running series includes the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which includes his two most notable vehicles. Those include the Ferrari-F1 2000 and the Jordan 191. Consumers wanting to purchase the standard model of this game will pay $89.99 when it’s initially released. The Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will up the cost to $120.00 but will include all future DLC. This title will be issued for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on July 10th, 2020.