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Poll: Australian Grand Prix 2020, Melbourne - Race 1/22

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Mar 10, 2020.


Rate the marble racing video

Poll closed Mar 20, 2020.
  1. Great

  2. Coronavirus

  1. this_is_gav


    Joined: Oct 17, 2005

    Posts: 5,493

    Location: Northumberland

    Sky also have a vested interest (ie trying to get every last subscriber possible).
  2. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    Sky would always chose that direction as they pay a fortune for the rights to show it, we'll see who is right shortly I guess.
  3. jonneymendoza


    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 16,262

    I'd rather f1 is killed then u and I or any f1 fan and personal.

    Heath is more important
  4. Scania


    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 24,200

    Location: On the road....

    BBC news reporting it’s off, BBC Radio 5 still running trailers for the upcoming race......
  5. JRS


    Joined: Jun 6, 2004

    Posts: 15,113

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Left hand doesn't know who the right hand is tossing off. Same old story in UK media!
  6. Spunkey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 14,125

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Probably more to do with the FIA/Liberty not having a single unified plan of how to deal with this, so some people are saying X and others saying Y.

    It's a ******* mess.
  7. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 33,712

    So what happens now. Which races do they decide to go to? No wonder they are struggling with the decision, it sounds very complicated.
  8. SS-89


    Joined: May 13, 2007

    Posts: 7,937

    Location: London

    TBH cancel the first 4 races and see how it develops. F1 being a global sport is probably the most at risk of transmission with fans/media etc. No chance Liberty does it but just doesn't make sense to have this will they/wont they for the next 4 weeks or so.
  9. PinkFloyd


    Joined: Sep 21, 2005

    Posts: 14,046

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    I'm pretty sure Sky would still be trying to get people to pay for a subscription to the Sky F1 channel for the year if F1 is cancelled for a season... :p
  10. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    Guarantee they won't refund you the money if it is cancelled.
  11. koolpc


    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,714

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    Races should be cancelled until early summer or until this virus is under control
  12. MissChief


    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 17,703

    Football subscribers don’t get money off when a match gets postponed.
  13. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    Ermm.. I was on about 50% of the races or the entire year. Also that's like comparing getting a refund on a single chip in a meal vs one of the courses, there are hundreds of football games dedicated to many, many teams, but only one F1 race, with many teams involved.
  14. EVH


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,990

    The only way I can see them actually running races this year, is to screen every member of every team prior to an event and hold it behind closed doors.

    It might make the podium celebration a bit interesting, though.
  15. freebooter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003

    Posts: 1,323

    Location: location,location

    Sky has a video up saying it is cancelled but haven't put an article or headline up https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/11956422/australian-grand-prix-called-off

    I am not sure whether cancelling completely really reduces the risk much compared to running the race without spectators. I suspect that most of the risk to the teams etc comes from the travel and hotels etc which they have already done.

    It will also be interesting to know where the Mclaren team member got infected ie whether it was out there or travelling or were they infected before going? It seems quick to show symptoms if it was in Aus.
  16. deuse


    Joined: Jul 17, 2007

    Posts: 20,205

    Location: Solihull-Florida

    If they have been tested it should not be a problem.
  17. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    Anyone any idea what is going to happen now? They staying in Aus, or going to Bahrain to isolate for a good while?
  18. hominid


    Joined: Nov 22, 2002

    Posts: 2,606

    Location: South UK

    If they are going to do the right thing races should be halted until it passes, now that they've cancelled Austalia I can see them doing the same for a few - at least until the European races. Even that would be too soon for the virus to be past, this could rattle on for the whole year - even more if they don't get on top of it.
  19. Journey


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,579

    Location: West Midlands

    I feel you might be correct, maybe they can run some races in September - December for a very short season.
  20. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 32,009

    Still heard nothing officially....

    Liberty doing a goooood job here.