We all knew that this would be challenging for the Formula 1 to start back up with so many procedures needed to be in place that all the teams and staff stay safe throughout. Some things that may not have necessarily crossed your mind have massive changes required to stay safe within / above government guidelines. Ross Brawn told F1.com this earlier.
"Because of the implementation of the procedures, we need to be safe and sure of the COVID-19 situation,"
"The practises we have had in the past just can't be done. The very packed grid that was a feature of F1 racing just can't happen
"So every aspect from the time teams arrive to the time they leave has been thought through, and it's not completely finalised, but we're working with the FIA to polish it.
"The podium procedure can't happen, but we're looking at doing something on the grid after the race. One option would be to line the cars up on the track and the drivers will stand in front of cars.
"We can't present the trophies, as you can't have someone in close proximity presenting a trophy, but we have worked it out, we have plans and procedures, we're looking at how we can present it on TV."
Even when the drivers used to line up for the Opening Ceremony cant be done as to have that many people so close together just is not safe, no matter how many precautions they put in place. But they have a cunning plan to make sure we are still engaged throughout.
"Things like the national anthem, you can't have all the drivers grouped together," said Brawn. "And you can't have our FIA Future Stars stood in front of them.
"The FIA Future Stars will still be part of the show virtually. They will have the uniforms sent to them and they'll send us videos of them with a message which we can play, so there are lots of things we can do to make it entertaining.
"The drivers' parade won't happen as we can't put 20 drivers on the back of a truck and take it round the track, so instead we will interview with each one of them in front of the garage.
"There's plenty of ways we can engage without compromising health and safety.
"I'm 100% confident that we will make it an engaging and exciting product, it will just be different. This is the new norm. How long will this carry on? We don't know, but this will be the new norm for the rest of the year for sure."
We are definitely heading into un-chartered teritory, but while we are all so incredibly excited to see the season start, I think we all appreciate the time spent getting this right not only for the saftey of the teams but for the entertainment for us wathcing it at home. Stay safe everyone!