Formula E beats the coronavirus race

Alberto Longo, co-founder and Deputy CEO of the electrical category, explained how they work to run in cities affected by the pandemic.


Organize a competition of the Formula E It has been a major challenge from the beginning since the series has the peculiarity of competing in urban centers of some of the most important cities in the world, and the situation of coronavirus it has taken the difficulties that this entails to another level.

However, thanks to strict protocol that devised the category to be presented in August of last year with six races in nine days in Berlin and that he later implemented in Valencia for preseason testing, he opened his Season 2017 en Ad Diriyah (Saudi Arabia) in February and last weekend it was presented in Roma (Italy).

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"COVID-19 has hit very hard in Italy, but the truth is that all authorities have shown their full confidence in our protection system"Said Alberto longo, co-founder and Deputy CEO of the division.

The executive also spoke about the very low positivity rate that registers the category through the strict controls it carries out in its events. “To date in the different places where we have been, both in Berlin, last season, and in Valencia, in the pre-season test, then in Riyadh, and now here, we have carried out more than 27 thousand tests, with an incidence less than 0,0001% of positive cases. This shows that our bubble works, that our anti-COVID system is perfect ”, He explained.

The Spanish manager added that different countries, including Chile, have adopted the Formula E protocol for the organization of events. “Their sports secretary told us another day that thanks to the Formula E protocol, they have used it to carry out other international events in Chile.. And not only in Chile, but in many other countries around the world they are already using our system to hold events in the safest way possible ”, Indian.

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Alberto Longo, co-founder and Deputy CEO of Formula E. Photo: Courtesy of Formula E

After the appointment in Rome, Formula E plans to run in two weeks at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia before presenting in May in Monaco and Marrakech and go to Santiago de Chile 5 6 and the June.

"Obviously we have all the challenges that all international events have and we are seeing exactly how we can finish the races, but we do commit to doing the fifteen races that we initially announced," Longo said, who did not rule out that due to a possible cancellation or delay, more races can be made by date.

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