French Grand Prix decision expected in days - organisers

Formula One (File)
Formula One (File)

A decision on whether to go ahead with June's French Formula One Grand Prix behind closed doors or to postpone or scrap the event will be made in the coming days, organisers said on Tuesday.

The grand prix scheduled for 28 June is the first race on the revised Formula One world championship calendar with nine races already scrapped or suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Following French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on Monday that the lockdown in France will be extended until 11 May and public gatherings banned until mid-July, a spokesperson for the race organisers told AFP that they "have been studying all scenarios" including postponement or staging the event behind closed doors.

F1 sports director Ross Brawn said last week he could envisage the start of the F1 season in Europe in July with a race excluding the public.

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