The FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2021, that will be staged at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya next weekend, will finally be able to welcome 1,000 fans on 9 May, the day on which the alarm state ends in Spain. The attendants will be Circuit Members, who will be able to enjoy the Grand Prix from the Main Grandstand of the Circuit.
Given the relaxation of the measures in force for the containment of the epidemic outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has drawn-up a new access protocol, which includes the attendance of a maximum of 1,000 people, in line with the measures established by the Catalan Civil Protection Office (PROCICAT) for outdoor events, which can be staged with a 50% capacity and a maximum of 1,000 people with previously allocated seats.
The chance to be able to watch the Grand Prix on site will be offered to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Members. As the number of members is much higher than one thousand, all those wishing to attend the Grand Prix, will have to register to enter a draw that will be made in front of a notary public, in order to make a random choice of 1,000 Circuit Members, who will be able to attend.
Josep Lluís Santamaría, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya General Manager, has highlighted “the relevance of being able to open our gates to fans and to reward the Circuit Members for their fidelity along the history of the Circuit at a top level event like Formula 1. We have the chance to be a benchmark in terms of safe sport and to offer a venue with full guarantees. We are very satisfied to be able to make the first step towards a gradual opening of our facilities, and welcome again all those who love sports and the world of motoring, even if this time, it will be only a small number of them”.
Formula 1 has welcomed the decision and has appreciated the support of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as well as the significance of being able to recover the presence of fans at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Measures to guarantee the safety of the attendants
The Public Access Protocol includes different measures in order to guarantee the safety and health of all spectators attending the FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2021 at the Circuit.
The 1,000 Circuit Members will be able to follow the track activity from the lower section of the Main Grandstand. Each seat will be separated from the other by a free space on either side (right and left) and in the front (front and rear) in order to guarantee for the necessary social distance. They will have to wear masks at all times and it will neither be allowed to smoke nor to consume beverages or food on the grandstand. To this end, there will be different catering areas provided that will guarantee for the maximum possible safety and health conditions.
Spectators will be allowed to park their cars in Car Park IN6 and the access to the Circuit will be made only through Gate 3, where each of the attendants will have to undergo a body temperature check. There will be a specific area to isolate spectators who fail to meet the Covid prevention measures. The access to the Circuit will only allow members to be in the provided catering areas and in the seat that has been allocated to them on the Main Grandstand. It won’t be allowed to walk along the usual spectator areas of the Circuit.