The grand prix of the Netherlands, Spain and Monaco, which were to be held in May, were postponed to indefinite dates, said the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Formula 1, the promoter of F1.
“Due to the evolving nature of the situation in the fight against COVID-19 in the world, Formula 1, the FIA and the three promoters (of the grand prix) made this decision to guarantee the health and safety of the personnel, the championship participants and fans, which continues to be our first concern, ”the statement said.
With these three new postponements, none of the first seven grand prix of the F1 season will be held on the scheduled dates, since the Australian one, which was supposed to take place on March 15, was canceled, while the one in Bahrain, scheduled on March 22, it was postponed, the same as those to be played in Vietnam (April 5) and China (April 19).
The Dutch Grand Prix was originally due to be held on May 3 at the Zandvoort circuit, thus returning to the F1 calendar after several years of absence.
The Spanish Grand Prix was to take place at the Montmeló circuit, near Barcelona, on May 10, and that of Monaco, in the Principality, on May 24.
According to the current schedule, it is therefore the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in Baku on June 7, that could open the season. Afp