Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is confident Formula 1 will enjoy a season “to remember” once the 2020 campaign eventually gets underway. 

The start of the 2020 campaign has been delayed until June 7 at the earliest after the opening seven races were called off amid the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku is currently set to host the season-opener. 

F1 teams have agreed to bring forward the summer break to the spring in a bid to free up space in August to reschedule some, if not all, of the affected races. Red Bull is shutting down its factory on March 27. 

“Everyone in F1 has been working hard this week as a collective to do the right thing given the unprecedented circumstances all of us are currently facing,” Horner said in a post on Instagram. 

“Numerous measures have been put in place to make sure that when we return to racing, we do so safely for our fans, the F1 workforce and the communities we visit. 

"We therefore fully support the measures that the FIA and F1 have put in place, including the postponement of the introduction of the 2021 Technical regs until 2022.

“Currently at Red Bull, we are focusing on making sure we have all the best possible measures in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and their families.

“Like all fans, we share the disappointment that we are unable to race and further Grands Prix have been postponed or cancelled, like the Monaco Grand Prix, but this pandemic transcends our sport and change is a necessity given the current global situation. 

“Rest assured that once the season does begin, it will be one to remember.” 

 

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