Formula One confirmed that Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have made the decision to cancel their Grand Prix in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although the World Championship organization maintains plans to finish the season with between 15 and 18 careers.
Through a statement, Formula One remarked that it maintains its confidence in having between 15 and 18 races until December, when it plans to close the season in Abu Dhabi, and hopes to publish the final calendar before the inaugural test, scheduled for 3-5 July in Austria. What is already certain, however, is that Formula One will not visit Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan this year, following the promoters’ decision to cancel those three races.
“In Singapore and Azerbaijan, the long lead times required to build the urban circuits made it impossible to organize the events during this period of uncertainty. In Japan, travel restrictions also led promoters to decide not to continue the race, ”explained Formula One.
The organization indicated, on the other hand, that it continues the conversations to make the calendar for 2020 and also revealed that there is “interest” on the part of new venues to host a race in 2020.
“It is still a time of uncertainty and complexity around the world and we will continue to ensure that we proceed with the 2020 season in a cautious and flexible way. We have detailed and robust safety plans to ensure that we will start our season in the safest way possible, “underlined Formula One. EFE (HN)