The wide-reaching implications of the postponement of the 2021 Formula 1 regulations to the following season are discussed in the latest episode of The Race F1 Podcast.
Along with the official decision to call off the three May grands prix – Zandvoort, Barcelona and Monaco, with the latter definitely not able to be rescheduled – F1 has taken swift action in the face of the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
Scott Mitchell and Glenn Freeman join Edd Straw to delve into the reasons why this is a good, pragmatic move for F1 in the face of economic uncertainty.
There’s also a discussion about the decision to bring forward the summer shutdown, and how careful F1 will be to balance the need to fit in the maximum number of races and not overwork team personnel.
But with the wider situation uncertain, it’s impossible to be sure when F1 will get back under way despite the June 6 Azerbaijan date now being the first race on the calendar.
The Race F1 Podcast will continue to release episodes throughout F1’s hiatus, and is free to download from all good podcast suppliers.