Formula 1 has confirmed details of how the podium ceremony will be conducted following today’s Austrian Grand Prix while complying with social distancing restrictions.
Instead of using the podium area at the Red Bull Ring, the ceremony will instead take place on the start/finish straight.
“Other than the team mechanics (with cooling fans if necessary), officials and FIA pre-approved television crews and the three FIA approved photographers, no one else will be allowed in the
designated area at this time (no driver physios nor team PR personnel),” the FIA confirmed in a statement.
Portable scales will be brought onto the track in order for the drivers to be weighed, to ensure compliance with the regulations. Post-race interviews will then be conducted by Jenson Button.
Water and towels will be delivered to the drivers using “a remote-control trolley”.
The podium procedures for some of this weekend’s support races have taken place in front of the garages in the pit lane.
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