Instead of postponing this year’s edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO has decided that all drivers and crew members will be held in La Sarthe for 14 consecutive days due to the Coronavirus, thus being the first quarantine-race ever to be held.
One of the measures during the race is the certification on the part of the commissioners on how the drivers wash their hands between stints. Failure to comply with this measure leads to immediate disqualification and to be sent to mandatory isolation to watch Cosmos by Carl Sagan.
Eurosport, responsible for the broadcast, already commented on this decision:
We believe it is a groundbreaking and unprecedented innovation for us, since everyone will be at home without knowing what to do besides watching the news and the evolution of the Covid-19. We’re also hoping for unprecedented revenue from advertising.