Formula One's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix will see fans in attendance but only those who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
The race, which will take place at the Sakhir circuit, has been scheduled for March 28 and it has now been confirmed that spectators will be allowed to attend the season-opener, on the condition that they have been vaccinated or recovered from coronavirus.
Organisers have said that there will be health screening on entry and that masks will be required to be worn at all times. Other additional measures include no 'Paddock Club' hospitality or lounges
Last year, Bahrain hosted two races in November and December which saw them welcome health workers to the grandstands.
The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) has offered teams and personnel vaccinations when they attend 12-14 March testing and the race but they are not expected to take up the offer.
"Formula One, as a UK-based organisation, has no plans to be vaccinated as a travelling group ahead of the already established rollout of vaccines through the health system in the UK," an F1 spokesman said.
Author: Jake Wilkin