Imola (dpa) – Despite the tightened Corona measures in Europe, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff hopes that Formula 1 can prevent a premature end of the season.

“We stayed in our bladders, had very few cases and pose no risk. We are probably the safest group of people out there,” said the Austrian on the sidelines of the Imola Grand Prix. Formula 1 has developed a comprehensive hygiene concept for the corona emergency season, which started late and has enabled racing so far.

Wolff admitted, however, that he was not sure if the remaining World Cup races could all be driven. After Imola in Italy, Turkey, two Bahrain and Abu Dhabi are the excellent hosts. “It is in the hands of the health authorities if the motorsport is approved and we can travel there,” said the 48-year-old.

A renewed tightening of restrictions in Great Britain could also affect the majority of teams. Seven of the ten racing teams are based in England. “It will certainly affect our lives, but we will find a way to deal with it,” said Wolff.

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