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Races in Turkey (Istanbul) and China (Shanghai), postponed earlier this season, might exchange Singapore, whereas the USA might additionally host a second race.

Drivers participate on the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Circuit. AFP

Baku: The Singapore Grand Prix, scheduled for 3 October, has been cancelled “as a consequence of ongoing security and logistic issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the race promoter introduced on Friday.

“To cancel the occasion for the second yr in a row is an extremely troublesome choice however a obligatory one in gentle of the prevailing restrictions for reside occasions in Singapore,” Colin Syn, deputy chairman of the race promoter, mentioned in a press release.

“We might not be capable of ship a full occasion expertise followers have come to anticipate through the years whereas safeguarding the well being and security of our followers, contractors, volunteers and employees,” Syn added. “In the end we have now to be accountable, cautious and prudent.”

Shortly earlier than the announcement, a spokesman for F1 world championship promoter Method One informed AFP it will “proceed to work with all promoters throughout this unsure interval and have many choices to adapt if obligatory”.

Races in Turkey (Istanbul) and China (Shanghai), postponed earlier this season, might exchange Singapore, whereas the USA might additionally host a second race.

This isn’t the one uncertainty on the calendar for the second half of the 2021 season. At current, travelling to Brazil (7 November), Turkey or Abu Dhabi (12 December) would imply a quarantine on the return journey for almost all of F1 employees.

Australia (21 November) can also be being cautious about opening its borders.

The sixth spherical of the season, on a calendar of 23, is underway this weekend on the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Revised 2020 Method One calendar after Friday’s cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix:

28 March: Bahrain (Sakhir) – gained by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

18 April: Emilia Romagna, Italy (Imola) – Max Verstappen (Purple Bull)

2 Might: Portugal (Portimao) – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

9 Might: Spain (Barcelona) – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

23 Might: Monaco – Max Verstappen (Purple Bull)

6 June: Azerbaijan (Baku)

20 June: France (Le Castellet)

27 June: Styria, Austria (Spielberg)

4 July: Austria (Spielberg)

18 July: Nice Britain (Silverstone)

1 August: Hungary (Budapest)

29 August: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

5 September: Netherlands (Zandvoort)

12 September: Italy (Monza)

26 September: Russia (Sochi)

10 October: Japan (Suzuka)

24 October: United States (Austin)

31 October: Mexico (Mexico Metropolis)

7 November: Brazil (Sao Paulo)

21 November: Australia (Melbourne)

5 December: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)

12 December: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

Postponed: China (Shanghai), Turkey (Istanbul)

Cancelled: Singapore (Marina Bay)

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Updated: June 4, 2021 — 9:45 pm

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