Bahrain GP as TV-only event, no fans in stands

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The Bahrain Grand Prix will be ran with no fans in the seats. That’s right, a closed-door Grand Prix will take place for participants only and it is an interesting move that has me curious as to how race organizers are offsetting their ticket sales losses yet enduring the expenses of a race.

The Bahrain statement read:

“In consultation with our international partners and the Kingdom’s national health taskforce, Bahrain has made the decision to hold this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix as a participants-only event.

“As an F1 host nation, balancing the welfare of supporters and race goers is a tremendous responsibility. Given the continued spread of Covid-19 globally, convening a major sporting event which is open to the public and allows thousands of international travellers and local fans to interact in close proximity would not be the right thing to do at the present time.

“But to ensure that neither the sport, nor its global supporter base, is unduly impacted, the race weekend itself will still go ahead as a televised event.”

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