Austria GP without spectators is 'conceivable' - minister

Max Verstappen (left) and Christian Horner. Image: TeamTalk
Max Verstappen (left) and Christian Horner. Image: TeamTalk

Red Bull - the owner of the Red Bull Ring - has said it wants to proceed with its scheduled July race, even though surrounding events France and Britain now look set to be postponed.

Even politically, Red Bull's idea of two Formula 1 races at the Spielberg venue could work.

A possibility

Sports minister, Werner Kogler, told 'Kleine Zeitung' newspaper: "Apart from the fact that I am not responsible for that, it is conceivable to me. If the F1 teams can be ready, it would be a possibility."

Kogler also suggested that certain quarantine measures would need to be in place. It appears that spectators would definitely be excluded, which is something Dutch GP boss Jan Lammers is not open to for a rescheduled Zandvoort race.

He told 'nu.nl': "We will not think about the option of holding a race without spectators until the FIA asks us."

READ: No coronavirus fears - Red Bull still planning to host Austrian GP

Former driver Christian Danner, however, is hopeful that at least Red Bull's plan for the Austrian GP works out.

He expressed to 'RTL': "It is a very ambitious push by the Austrians, with a committed promoter in Red Bull. I would be happy if it works out. To what extent it can be integrated with the legal situation, I can't predict."

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