Seems like F1 is more concerned with having the races than
stopping the spread of the virus.
F1 is a multibillion dollar sport. That money doesn't evaporate into the atmosphere, it pays engineers, cooks, track workers, souvenir stand operators etc. Cancelling F1 does a lot of economic damage.
Now, obviously this has to be balanced with the damage to life that F1 could cause by being a vector to spread disease. We don't NEED F1 to survive as a civilization, but we do need an economy to maintain the civilization we have. F1 certainly creates a larger footprint on the world economy than most single sporting events.
What I AM curious about, let's say that Ferrari and Alpha Tauri aren't allowed to race. Certainly if Ferrari pays to ship equipment to no race, it's no big deal. What about Williams or Haas? If they're paying to ship to races that don't happen, what's going to happen to them as a business? Would the FIA consider operating non-championship races? Would teams go for it?
I'm further curious what an F1 race weekend looks like with 'minimal personnel'. The FIA might be able to find some genuine cost savings once we see what Ferrari deems 'essential' for operating a race weekend.