The Belgium Formula One Grand Prix has officially been given the go-ahead. Regional authorities have today said that the event can occur without spectators.
“The Belgian Grand Prix can be held behind closed doors, as well as all the necessary prior training,” the Belgian region of Wallonia said in a statement.
The race was to happen at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit on August 30, however, Formula One has not confirmed if this will occur.
The Belgium government has said that no sports events can take place before June 30. However, individual professional athletes can train in groups with less than twenty people and with a coach or supervisor present.
The Spa-Francorchamps Circuit stated on their website, “The circuit has implemented a series of health and prevention measures (masks, visors, hydro-alcoholic gel, etc. ) as well as distancing in order to comply with the directives issued by the authorities to guarantee the protection of the health of its customers, organizers, employees, commissioners, and partners.
The Formula One season has yet to officially start. The first ten races were either postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, the green light for the Belgium Grand Prix will be the start of a revitalized season.
The Formula One is hopeful to start the season with two races held without spectators in Austria. However, a revised calendar has not yet been published.