Japanese Grand Prix: October race cancelled amid rise in Covid circumstances

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This season’s Japanese Grand Prix, deliberate for 8-10 October, has been cancelled due to an increase in Covid circumstances within the nation.

“The choice has been taken by the Japanese authorities to cancel the race this season resulting from ongoing complexities of the pandemic,” mentioned Components 1.

“Components 1 is engaged on the main points of the revised calendar and can announce the ultimate particulars within the coming weeks.”

Japan was resulting from be the seventeenth of 23 rounds on this season’s circuit.

Races in Australia, China, Canada and Singapore have already been known as off this season, with the Turkish Grand Prix initially cancelled however later reinstated.

“Components 1 has confirmed this yr, and in 2020, that we are able to adapt and discover options to the continuing uncertainties and is happy by the extent of curiosity in places to host Components 1 occasions this yr and past,” added Components 1.

It’s the second yr in a row that the Japan race has not taken place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the 2019 event disrupted by Typhoon Hagibis.

Japan hosted the season’s ultimate race six instances within the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s, nevertheless the 2021 calendar will conclude with the primary Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on 5 December adopted by the finale in Abu Dhabi every week later.

The season continues with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa on 29 August. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton holds a slim eight-point lead over Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen within the driver standings.

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