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Formula 1 returns to social distancing, face masks, and empty grandstands

Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 04, 2020 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Formula 1 motor-racing returned at the weekend after its Covid-19 suspension with a Grand Prix behind closed doors at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

Meticulous safety measures were in place at the Red Bull Ring, including requirements that everyone with access to the track submitted to Covid-19 testing and regular temperature checks. All drivers, teams and personnel have so far tested negative for the virus.

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