Formula 1 2020: Bahrain, Sakhir GPs to be held behind closed doors, say organisers

Two races are to be held on the Sakhir circuit, the Bahrain GP on 29 November and the Sakhir GP a week later on 6 December.

Agence France-Presse November 07, 2020 19:04:47 IST
Formula 1 2020: Bahrain, Sakhir GPs to be held behind closed doors, say organisers

File image of Sakhir circuit. AFP

Paris: The two Formula 1 Grand Prix to be contested in Bahrain this season will be held behind closed doors, apart from some guest members of the kingdom's health services, organisers said on Saturday.

Two races are to be held on the Sakhir circuit, the Bahrain GP on 29 November and the Sakhir GP a week later on 6 December.

"This decision was taken due to the current situation on the front lines of the global COVID-19 pandemic, after discussions between circuit officials and the government of Bahrain," the statement said.

"However, there will be a limited number of places in the stands reserved for the families of members of the health and emergency services in recognition of their contribution to the fight against the pandemic in the kingdom."

Four events remain to be run before the end of the 2020 F1 world championship — the Turkish GP on 15 November, those of Bahrain and Sakhir and that of Abu Dhabi on 13 December.

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