Cheaper and more exciting: corona forces f1 to rethink its approach

In deep concern for formula 1 and its entire full-throttle world, the head of the automotive world association calls for a radical rethink.

"What we need is a complete rethink of motorsport". "We could talk about a new deal, like the one america had after the world economic crisis," fia president jean todt was quoted as saying in the association’s youngest magazine. Michael schumacher’s former ferrari team boss says the corona standstill also threatens the future of his premium formula 1 product. At the same time, however, the crisis could also be an opportunity for radical reforms in the racing series.

This was a "painful" process, says formula 1 sports boss ross brawn. "But i think we’ll come out of this stronger if we can get through it," adds the 65-year-old nicknamed the "mastermind". Formula 1 is to become more cost-efficient, fairer and more efficient. Closer to the fan, more exciting and supposedly even more climate-friendly. All of this is what liberty media wanted to do before the covid 19 pandemic, but now the need for rapid change is much more severe.

Siegemund's premiere and altmaier's eighth-final exit

On a rainy and cold tennis day, laura siegemund reached the quarterfinals of a grand slam tournament for the first time after a "battle of nerves".

Daniel altmaier, on the other hand, failed to reach the eighth finals of the french open after a long wait about an hour before midnight, losing 2:6, 5:7, 2:6 to the 17th-seeded spanish player pablo carreno busta. This means that after the much debated withdrawal of the ill alexander zverev the day before, there is no german professional left in the men’s competition.

Carreno busta will now face world number one novak djokovic in a rematch of the u.S. Open round of 16 in the battle to reach the semifinals. In new york, the 33-year-old serb was disqualified in his match against carreno busta because, after losing a service game, he angrily knocked a ball away and hit a line judge. Altmaier was denied the early crown of a duel with djokovic.

Protest against corona seizures in several german cities

Hundreds of people met in several german cities on monday evening for demonstrations against the corona restrictions.

Police in mecklenburg-vorpommern and thuringia in particular registered numerous participants, but there were also protests with several hundred people in saxony. In dresden, the islamophobic and xenophobic movement pegida demonstrated with 300 participants against the mabnahmen for the containment of the corona pandemic – only ten people took part in a counter-rally.

In thuringia, the police counted 46 events with about 2900 participants. The largest gatherings – with about 200 participants each – took place in arnstadt, schmalkalden and bad frankenhausen. In erfurt, police broke up a meeting because participants – opponents of the pandemic collection – did not comply with requirements, as it was called.

With help from munich: iphofen focuses on soft tourism

With its own concept, the town of iphofen wants to develop and challenge nature tourism in its seven districts. What this means was made clear by mayor dieter lenzer to bavarian environment minister thorsten glauber (freie wahler) on monday afternoon. It’s all about "soft, sustainable tourism, said lenzer and around a "nature tourism model". The ideas and thoughts that exist from various directions are to be bundled into a package.

The minister had come to personally hand over a demand notice of his house. The ministry of the environment is supporting the iphofen initiative and the 35,000-euro concept that the town has launched with around 14,000 euros. Glauber spoke of "nature-oriented tourism in various forms" and swarmed by a "natural treasure, to be recovered in such a way that he would be protected at the same time.

Commissioned in pre-corona times, the concept is also aimed at the changed yearnings of german tourists. Holidaying in your own country has become very popular during the pandemic. This reflex should not be concealed after the end of the epidemic. For glauber, the concept of nature tourism can make a significant contribution to this: namely, if it succeeds in accompanying the previous approaches "with clever instruments to enjoy the vacation at home".

Few violations of contact rules - incident in frankfurt

The sunny spring weather attracted many people to the outdoors throughout the country on carol saturday. According to initial police reports, however, most of the people who attended the event complied with the regulations on the containment of the corona pandemic.

However, police officers were attacked in frankfurt on friday evening during a check to ensure compliance with the contact rules. Several suspects were temporarily arrested according to the police.

The police in the rhineland-palatinate city of mainz reported that there were more people on the streets than on good friday. But "everyone was civilized," said a spokesman. Officials in bavaria also found only a few violations. The police in bavaria have tightened their controls over the easter holidays. More checks were also carried out in berlin: around 500 officials were deployed to check compliance with the regulations.

650.000 companies have registered for short-time work

The number of companies that have registered for short-time work in the corona crisis has risen to 650.000 increased. This was announced by the federal labor agency (BA) in nurnberg on thursday.

This represented an increase of around 40 percent over the youngest. To the 27. Marz was the number of 470.000 businesses have been identified.

The federal agency’s special survey does not provide information on how many people were registered for short-time work. This is only possible after the fact, because some companies apply for short-time work but then do not implement it. In addition, the number of employees per company varies greatly. However, the federal agency expects the previous record of more than 1.4 million short-time workers, set in may 2009, to be significantly exceeded.