F1 CEO Domenicali Vows Sport Won’t Use Unfair Tactics for a Normal Season in 2021

Published 02/09/2021, 9:00 AM EST
NOIDA, INDIA – OCTOBER 26: Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali attends the official press conference following practice for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 26, 2012 in Noida, India. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


The new head of Formula One, Stefano Domenicali, doesn’t want to be selfish for the vaccination for COVID-19. He doesn’t want to jump the line just so that F1 can have a smoother season.

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Domenicali is confident that the 23 race calendar will go ahead as planned. Though the World is going through a global pandemic caused by the coronavirus. As schedule, the season is all set to kick off in Bahrain on the 28th of March.

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali talks in the Ferrari garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 1, 2018 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Domenicali, “Internally discussed with teams”

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Speaking to RaceFans, Domenicali said, “This is a very important point, On our side, we don’t want to jump the line of vaccination.

“For sure vaccination is very, very important and I would say that I’m looking forward to be vaccinated as, I would say, everyone should be in this moment.”

NOIDA, INDIA – OCTOBER 26: Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali attends the official press conference following practice for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 26, 2012 in Noida, India. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

However, he hasn’t ruled the possibility of getting vaccinated to those in F1 whenever that is available. He commented, “We are for sure thinking what could be the discussion related to that.”

He added, ” So if that could be possible we will for sure discuss internally about it with the teams.

Domenicali concluded, ” But we need to be prudent and see and respect, of course, what is the situation with all the vulnerable people.

“We don’t want to be seen as the ones that are taking away that, for sure. So [we have] a lot of respect on what the governments are saying, a lot of respect [for] what the people will do.”

Future cancelations

The Australian Grand Prix has been shifted to November, and The Chinese Grand Prix has been canceled. The season will start in Bahrain on the 28th of March. Rumors also suggest that there is the possibility of a doubleheader taking place, one of many doubleheaders the fans can expect.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 13: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 13, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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