The top three finishers of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, which takes place this Sunday, must wear their face masks when they receive their trophi

Ceremony without podium and with masks this Sunday at the Austrian GP

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2020-07-05 14:25:21

The top three finishers of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, which takes place this Sunday, must wear their face masks when they receive their trophies, in a ceremony to be held on the starting grid instead of the usual podium, the race director said. , to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

To reduce the risk of contagion in the paddock, the first test of the F1 season is being held without an audience and the participants - in small numbers - are tested regularly.

This Sunday, the winner of the race, which is scheduled to start at 15:10 (13:10 GMT) with the Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) starting from pole position in a front line completed by his British teammate Lewis Hamilton, must park near the starting line.

The only members of his team authorized to approach will be the mechanics in charge of his car, instead of the usual legion that comes to celebrate the triumphs, which includes engineers, coaches and press officers.

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