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Formula 1 season ready to start under strict Covid-19 controls

The starting grid of the 2019 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring (by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Austria will host the first behind-closed-doors Formula 1 race of the 2020 season this weekend with stringent health and safety protocols in place.

The Red Bull Ring, where the opening two races of the Covid-19-disrupted calendar are being hosted, is in a “military like” lockdown according to Agence France-Presse.

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