Formula 1 teams are gearing up to help produce technologies to save lives in the Coronavirus pandemic, RaceFans has learned.
Among the technologies the teams could help develop are ventilators (pictured), which are needed to assist the most seriously-affected sufferers, as the Covid-19 virus attacks the lungs.
The topic was discussed in a conference call between F1’s marketing representatives and the teams yesterday. As the first four rounds of the F1 championship have already been postponed, and further disruption to the calendar is expected, teams with the necessary advanced engineering facilities will have spare capacity to assist.
Those teams have already begun researching how they can assist with developing and producing various much-needed medical equipment. The other teams are understood to be prepared to assist where they can.
As of yesterday, the World Health Organization reported the Coronavirus has killed 7,426 people worldwide.
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