El Turkish Grand Prix de F1, to be held between November 13 and 15, will be disputed finally behind closed doors, after the local government of Istanbul has backtracked on the decision to allow the entry of 100.000 viewers due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic.
El Sanitation Committee of the city of Istanbul, where the circuit where the appointment will be held is located, approved the recommendation of the municipal council of the city to establish measures against the COVID-19. According to the organizers, they had sold 40.000 tickets in the first six hours.
Turkey will host a Grand Prix for the first time since 2011. The fourteenth round of the 2020 World Cup will be held on November 15 at the Istanbul Park, located in the Tuzla district, on the Asian side of the city.
Formula 1 reported a couple of days ago of its highest number of positive cases since the return of the championship, 10 out of 1.822 tests, less than a week after experiencing the largest fan attendance at a race this year at the Russian Grand Prix.
The top flight is back in action this weekend with the Eifel Grand Prix, in which some 20.000 fans will be able to access the circuit of Nurburgring. Later, some 40.000 will be able to enter the Autodromo do Algarve to watch the Grand Prix of Portugal.