Formula One: Japanese GP cancelled due to COVID-19, alternate race to be decided – FIA confirms

Formula 1 Japanese GP: FIA has confirmed that the Japanese GP has been canceled due to Covid with an alternate race set to be decided
Formula 1 Japanese GP: FIA has confirmed that the Japanese GP has been canceled due to Covid with an alternate race set to be decided

Formula 1 Japanese GP: FIA confirms, Japanese GP cancelled due to Covid, alternate race to be decided- Formula 1 has released an official statement speaking about the cancellation of the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix this year. It was the third major event for FL behind Russian Grand Prix and the rescheduled Turkish GP this season. The Suzuka race was scheduled to take place on October 10 but has now been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation in Japan.

The decision was taken right after the country successfully hosted the Olympic Games for a month. However, the latest discussions between the Japanese Government and Formula One have concluded with the decision stating how the event will not take place.  This is the second time that the Suzuka race will take place due to the pandemic. Earlier last year, the race had to be cancelled because of the spread of Covid-19 across the world.

With the race cancelled due to “ongoing complexities” as claimed by the organisers, Formula 1 is expected to update their schedule and add a few events to fill the vacant slot on their calendar now.

A statement was released by the organizers with the third FL event was cancelled. Formula 1’s statement read as: “Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan the decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country.

“Formula 1 is now working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks.

“Formula 1 has proven this year, and in 2020, that we can adapt and find solutions to the ongoing uncertainties and is excited by the level of interest in locations to host Formula 1 events this year and beyond.”

Keep an eye on Formula1.com for all the latest news on the 2021 calendar.

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