Formula 1 has announced that the French Grand Prix is the latest event to be outright cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after the French government confirmed it would be extending lockdown measures for an additional month to combat the spread of Covid-19. This extension, to “mid-July” means the June 28th event could not go ahead. Organisers confirmed in a statement on Monday morning that the French Grand Prix had been cancelled. It joins the Monaco and Australian GPS as only the third race to be outright cancelled due to the spread of the virus.
No update has been given on the Austrian Grand Prix, the next round on the calendar, currently due to take place on July 5th.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Formula 1 has announced. Scheduled for June 7th, Formula 1 will now look to find another date for later in the year. That brings the total number of races postponed to six, while the Australian and Monaco Grand Prix were cancelled outright.
Formula 1’s official statement stated that Baku City Circuit (BCC) has officially postpone the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2020 due to organize on June 5th-7th.
The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions among Formula 1, the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic as well as the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This comes as a direct outcome of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and has been depend on the expert suggestion provided by the relevant authorities.
In coming to this conclusion, BCC’s primary concern was the health and well-being of the Azerbaijani people as well as all travelers who are F1 fans, staff and championship participants.
BCC understand its fans disappointment at not being able to enjoy the pinnacle of motorsport race through the streets of Baku this June. To that end, BCC will continue to work closely with Formula 1, the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic to manage the situation with a view to inform a new race date later in the 2020/ 2021 season.