The organization hoped to receive around 46,000 spectators, but additional restrictions are necessary following measures by the Portuguese government. The maximum number of fans is now estimated at 27,500. Spectators can only sit in the stands. So-called ‘pedestrian cards’ are prohibited. Fans can get their money back or take a seat in a grandstand as many international Formula 1 fans had already canceled their planned visit to the Algarve.
The race in Portugal is the fourth Grand Prix of this season where a limited number of spectators are welcome. A week later, the Imola circuit is allowed to receive 13,000 fans a day, according to the latest situation. The organization of the race in Istanbul (November 15) also previously sold tens of thousands of tickets, but the authorities later announced that the race will take place without an audience.
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