The Eifel GP, which will be held at the Nurburgring circuit on October 11, will be open gates. The circuit’s management confirmed that 20,000 tickets will be offered for sale in batches and ensured that all safety protocols against the coronavirus will be complied with.
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Sebastian Vettel, then RBR driver, at the 2013 German GP at the Nurburgring – Photo: Jens Büttner / picture alliance via Getty Images
The stage is the third to guarantee the public’s presence in a remodeled season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tuscan GP, held on the 13th, received about three thousand people; the Emilia-Romagna GP, scheduled for November 1, plans to make 13,000 tickets available.
The Nurburgring circuit makes its return to Formula 1 after seven years of absence from the category calendar. The last race disputed in the place was in 2013, won by “home driver” Sebastian Vettel, then RBR driver, in the year in which he won his fourth championship.
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Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the 2013 German GP at the Nurburgring – Photo: Jens Büttner / picture alliance via Getty Images
– Of course, in times of coronavirus, with the enormous effort of personnel and planning that the test demands, everything is a matter of cost. But it is also a matter of giving fans the opportunity to be able to purchase tickets and participate in the race safely – said Mirco Markfort, director of Nurburgring.
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According to the organization of the event, tickets will be sold in lots, made available as the coronavirus situation in the region is assessed as safe. The entrance of fans with tickets will be made without contact with other people and measures of social distance must also be taken.