Grands Prix have felt more like Formula Renault events than Formula 1 thanks to a lack of fans this year, reckons McLaren’s Lando Norris.
No spectators have been allowed in to F1 races held so far this year in a bid to minimise the risks to public health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It means that only staff essential to the running of the grand prix are present, with around 2000 people at each of the first three events held so far.
Norris says that he has missed having fans there, and thinks their absence will hit him especially hard at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
“I’ve missed them a lot, I’ve missed the whole atmosphere from them,” he said, when asked by Autosport about what it has been like to run in front of empty grandstands.
“You know, it feels a lot more like a race in Formula Renault where