The organisers of the Hungarian Grand Prix say concerns expressed over the restrictions which will be imposed in order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions are “unfounded”.will be confined to the race venue and hotel accommodation during the weekend in line with local restrictions. Those caught breaking the rules face a fine or even imprisonment, as some reports highlighted.
However the race organisers today stated the race “complies with the regulations of the FIA Covid-19 Code of Conduct, which fully reflects the pandemic measures of Hungary currently in force”, and claimed the restrictions are no different to those being applied at other rounds.
“Since respecting the regulations of the FIA Covid-19 Code of Conduct apply for all attendees for the purpose of successfully staging the Formula 1 world championship, not only in Hungary, but in all other countries visited by the Formula 1 family as well, any concerns emerged in the past few days regarding the sanctions in Hungary are fully unfounded,” the statement continued.
“Notwithstanding, the current pandemic situation presents huge challenges for everyone, it is a great pleasure for Hungary to host the Formula 1 world championship and its participants, similarly to the previous 34 years, and the organisers do their best to stage the 35th Magyar Nagydij [Hungarian Grand Prix] on their traditionally high level of standard.”
Yesterday British drivers Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris said they have no concerns about how the restrictions would affect them.
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