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

Formula 1
Suzuka Circuit

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 because of ongoing complexities of the pandemic,” mentioned Formulation 1.

“Formulation 1 is engaged on the small print of the revised calendar and can announce the ultimate particulars within the coming weeks.”

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

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

“Formulation 1 has confirmed this yr, and in 2020, that we will adapt and discover options to the continuing uncertainties and is happy by the extent of curiosity in places to host Formulation 1 occasions this yr and past,” added Formulation 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 last race six occasions within the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s, nonetheless 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 slender eight-point lead over Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen within the driver standings.

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