The Canadian Grand Prix has become the ninth Formula One race to be postponed this year because of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The Montreal-based event was scheduled to be held on June 14. According to reports, it is hoped the race will be staged later in the summer.
“This postponement was not a decision that was taken lightly or easily,” read a statement from race organizers. The announcement was made shortly before the city of Montreal cancelled all of its festivals, sporting events and other public gatherings through July 2.
Chase Carey, the F1 chairman and chief executive, said: “We have been working closely with our friends at the Canadian Grand Prix over the past few weeks and support them in taking this necessary decision to ensure the safety of fans and the F1 community. We always look forward to travelling to the incredible city of Montreal and while we will all have to wait a bit longer, we will put on a great show when we arrive later this year.”