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Spanish GP to be held behind closed doors

Daniil Kvyat of Russia driving the (26) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on August 16, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has announced the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, which will happen on may 7-9, will be held without spectators.

“The F1 SpanishGP will be staged on 7, 8, and 9 May behind closed doors, within the framework of the public health measures for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads a statement released by the circuit.

“[The] Catalan Civil Protection Office notified Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this afternoon, that the Grand Prix cannot be staged under the conditions defined in the Spectator Access Protocol.

“Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will refund all fans already holding a ticket for the FORMULA 1 ARAMCO GRAN PREMIO DE ESPA√ĎA 2021 and compensate proportionally all Circuit Members,” the statement concludes.

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