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Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

Formula 1 news: F1 sporting director Steve Nielsen explained how the pandemic has hindered the series’ operational functioning

Formula 1 news: Before the Corona pandemic hit the globe, the initially planned Formula 1 calendar was followed as it was for the whole season, leaving aside some exceptions. The final races took place as planned and earlier decided.

However, in the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to uncertain circumstances, it was anticipated that modifications would be required to be made. And, that is what happened in both these campaigns. It saw new races and upgraded follow-ups which were decided on short notice.

And obviously, it does create great pressure behind the scenes on the logistical side of F1. The responsibility is tremendous as all the personnel and the needed gear have to be made available on the venues in time. And, also to check the tracks and make them ready for the race.

So initially while they had a lot of time to smoothly function and prepare, now it is entirely different. With the pandemic, the case has become very different, filled with uncertainty.

Formula 1 news: F1 sporting director Steve Nielsen explained how the pandemic has hindered the series’ operational functioning

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

In a report, Sporting Director Steve Nielsen said that the “horizons for planning” are almost completely different now.
He said that in Formula 1, they plan everything from tip to toe in advance. It is because when they plan, they have a better possibility of success. So, they plan every little detail precisely, months before the due time.

However, he said in the existing situations, they can not “work like that”. And, their “horizons” have become extremely small.
And so, “experience” and faith in partners have become crucial. This is because they do not have time to consider and look through every factor that they would in a “normal environment”.

So, if they have to review something, they have to rely on their experience. Or, the recommendation of their specialist partners. And, the “hope” that it is right and it has been.
He added that it rewrites the way they schedule it because they lack the “luxury of time”.

Further, he said that the 2021 campaign has been a ” continuation” of the previous one. In terms of how the pandemic has obstructed every aspect of the sport, he said it is the same as last year. And, especially, on the logistical side of the sport, it has hindered the tasks.

Formula 1 news: What about the upcoming campaign?

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
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Hence, this season they will be continuing their work with even tighter deadlines. If it was a pre-covid season, they would have taken 12-18 months to plan and prepare the exhibition. He explained that in the 2021 season, they had even done that in a hectic few weeks to meet the calendar’s demand.

It required many changes at quick notice. And, the races that were initially scheduled were not carried out.
He added that when they sailed halfway through 2021, they supposed they would finish the next year according to the calendar.

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And, they were optimistic that things will get better. So, they can return to how it was- to a “normal way of working”. And, that would mean to plan months in advance.
However, 2021 was nothing like that. And, it tested and challenged everyone. And, 2022 will be the same too.

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The calendar for the 2022 campaign stages 23 races in total. The campaign is set to commence at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 20th March 2022.

Formula 1 news: Before the Corona pandemic hit the globe, the initially planned Formula 1 calendar was followed as it was for the whole season, leaving aside some exceptions. The final races took place as planned and earlier decided.

However, in the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to uncertain circumstances, it was anticipated that modifications would be required to be made. And, that is what happened in both these campaigns. It saw new races and upgraded follow-ups which were decided on short notice.

And obviously, it does create great pressure behind the scenes on the logistical side of F1. The responsibility is tremendous as all the personnel and the needed gear have to be made available on the venues in time. And, also to check the tracks and make them ready for the race.

So initially while they had a lot of time to smoothly function and prepare, now it is entirely different. With the pandemic, the case has become very different, filled with uncertainty.

Formula 1 news: F1 sporting director Steve Nielsen explained how the pandemic has hindered the series’ operational functioning

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

In a report, Sporting Director Steve Nielsen said that the “horizons for planning” are almost completely different now.
He said that in Formula 1, they plan everything from tip to toe in advance. It is because when they plan, they have a better possibility of success. So, they plan every little detail precisely, months before the due time.

However, he said in the existing situations, they can not “work like that”. And, their “horizons” have become extremely small.
And so, “experience” and faith in partners have become crucial. This is because they do not have time to consider and look through every factor that they would in a “normal environment”.

So, if they have to review something, they have to rely on their experience. Or, the recommendation of their specialist partners. And, the “hope” that it is right and it has been.
He added that it rewrites the way they schedule it because they lack the “luxury of time”.

Further, he said that the 2021 campaign has been a ” continuation” of the previous one. In terms of how the pandemic has obstructed every aspect of the sport, he said it is the same as last year. And, especially, on the logistical side of the sport, it has hindered the tasks.

Formula 1 news: What about the upcoming campaign?

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

Hence, this season they will be continuing their work with even tighter deadlines. If it was a pre-covid season, they would have taken 12-18 months to plan and prepare the exhibition. He explained that in the 2021 season, they had even done that in a hectic few weeks to meet the calendar’s demand.

It required many changes at quick notice. And, the races that were initially scheduled were not carried out.
He added that when they sailed halfway through 2021, they supposed they would finish the next year according to the calendar.

And, they were optimistic that things will get better. So, they can return to how it was- to a “normal way of working”. And, that would mean to plan months in advance.
However, 2021 was nothing like that. And, it tested and challenged everyone. And, 2022 will be the same too.

The calendar for the 2022 campaign stages 23 races in total. The campaign is set to commence at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 20th March 2022.

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Formula 1 news: Before the Corona pandemic hit the globe, the initially planned Formula 1 calendar was followed as it was for the whole season, leaving aside some exceptions. The final races took place as planned and earlier decided.

However, in the 2020 and 2021 seasons due to uncertain circumstances, it was anticipated that modifications would be required to be made. And, that is what happened in both these campaigns. It saw new races and upgraded follow-ups which were decided on short notice.

And obviously, it does create great pressure behind the scenes on the logistical side of F1. The responsibility is tremendous as all the personnel and the needed gear have to be made available on the venues in time. And, also to check the tracks and make them ready for the race.

So initially while they had a lot of time to smoothly function and prepare, now it is entirely different. With the pandemic, the case has become very different, filled with uncertainty.

Formula 1 news: F1 sporting director Steve Nielsen explained how the pandemic has hindered the series’ operational functioning

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

In a report, Sporting Director Steve Nielsen said that the “horizons for planning” are almost completely different now.
He said that in Formula 1, they plan everything from tip to toe in advance. It is because when they plan, they have a better possibility of success. So, they plan every little detail precisely, months before the due time.

However, he said in the existing situations, they can not “work like that”. And, their “horizons” have become extremely small.
And so, “experience” and faith in partners have become crucial. This is because they do not have time to consider and look through every factor that they would in a “normal environment”.

So, if they have to review something, they have to rely on their experience. Or, the recommendation of their specialist partners. And, the “hope” that it is right and it has been.
He added that it rewrites the way they schedule it because they lack the “luxury of time”.

Further, he said that the 2021 campaign has been a ” continuation” of the previous one. In terms of how the pandemic has obstructed every aspect of the sport, he said it is the same as last year. And, especially, on the logistical side of the sport, it has hindered the tasks.

Formula 1 news: What about the upcoming campaign?

Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic
Formula 1 news: F1 calendar hampered by the pandemic

Hence, this season they will be continuing their work with even tighter deadlines. If it was a pre-covid season, they would have taken 12-18 months to plan and prepare the exhibition. He explained that in the 2021 season, they had even done that in a hectic few weeks to meet the calendar’s demand.

It required many changes at quick notice. And, the races that were initially scheduled were not carried out.
He added that when they sailed halfway through 2021, they supposed they would finish the next year according to the calendar.

And, they were optimistic that things will get better. So, they can return to how it was- to a “normal way of working”. And, that would mean to plan months in advance.
However, 2021 was nothing like that. And, it tested and challenged everyone. And, 2022 will be the same too.

The calendar for the 2022 campaign stages 23 races in total. The campaign is set to commence at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 20th March 2022.

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