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Who will start first Formula 1 or Formula E ?

Formula E founder Alejandro Agag reckons both his electric series and Formula One have a 50-50 chance of getting races run due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has stalled both championships.

The Spaniard, whose city-based series started last November and completed five races before the virus forced it off the streets, said it was unclear how much was going to be possible as restrictions eased.

He said Formula One bosses, who have plans to start their season without spectators at Austria’s Red Bull Ring in July before racing behind closed doors at Silverstone in Britain, were doing “the right thing trying”.

“We are going to try the same thing. We are going to try to put some races behind closed doors,” the Spaniard told Reuters in an interview via Zoom.

“I guess it’s a 50-50 chance. The same for us,” he added when asked whether he felt Formula One would manage to get races held.

Formula E has a logistical advantage in that it has far smaller teams and controls all the cars, which are currently stored in Valencia in Spain, after the most recent race in Morocco at the end of February.

It also needs only a few more races to have a valid championship, with the normal season due to end in July but expandable into August and September.

 

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