First F1 race in Tuscany; Russian GP could be 1st with fans

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — The first Tuscan Grand Prix in Mugello will be held on Sept. 13 and the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi two weeks later could be the first Formula One race this season with fans. The F1 season started last weekend in Austria with no fans at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says he hopes spectators can attend in Sochi later this year. Chernyshenko says “Russia is ready to receive the Formula 1 teams and spectators. The government will provide all the assistance required.”