Toto Wolff says COVID-19 could still cause problems for F1

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With COVID-19 numbers on the rise in most of Europe, Formula 1 could still be affected by more and more countries going into lockdown.

F1 has managed to hold off any bigger COVID-19 outbreaks within its “bubble”, but the season could still encounter problems if countries start closing off their borders.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says for now it seems the Formula 1 season will be able to reach its conclusion without a hitch.

“It has been discussed in Monday’s meeting because things are getting more complicated,” said the Austrian

“We have done very well in travelling as a bubble. We had cases in F1, but they were very, very few only. I think we have reacted in the right way.

“In that respect I think us going to a race track, we don’t really put anybody in danger because we are there, in our little micro cosmos.

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“But you can’t ignore the fact that numbers are on the rise, and that it could come to a point that some countries close the borders, and that obviously is going to affect F1.

“As it stands, and the information we got from Chase [Carey, F1 CEO], is that everything looks like going forward.

“But, as he said as well, we don’t know what is happening next week with those numbers on the rise, and we have no idea what happens in a month’s time.

“So I think we just need to be adaptive,” concluded Wolff.

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