Race promoters for the Emilia Romagna Formula 1 Grand Prix announced on Thursday that they will be allowing more than 13,000 spectators a day at the Italy’s Imola circuit for the Formula 1 race that will be held from 31st October to 1st November. The race will be missing the Friday practice and all the events will be squeezed into two days. This race will also be the third race to take place in Italy for the 2020 F1 season.
The circuit last hosted a Formula 1 race back in 2006, as it was designated the San Marino Grand Prix, but it will be making a comeback this year after being included in the revised Formula 1 calender, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Thanks to the precise and meticulous anti-Covid health security protocol presented to the Emilia-Romagna Region, it was possible to obtain a significant public presence, more than 13,000 people for each race day,” the Imola race organisers said in a statement.
The organisers also added that the tickets had been on sale for a week and some of the outlets had already sold out. The eight rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 season have taken place without spectators but during the Tuscan Grand Prix held last month, some 2,800 spectators were allowed a day at the Italy’s Mugello circuit. On the other hand, last weekend’s Russian Grand Prix had the biggest crowd of spectators, having around 30,000 fans visit the Russian’s Sochi Olympic Park every day.