Formula 1 race canceled in Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan



Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore, and Japan were canceled on Friday due to problems arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

The sport's governing body said it was still hoping to increase 18 races in the reorganized 2020 season, with the first eight already confirmed to open in Austria with a doubleheader in July.

The Singapore Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to reschedule after the original race date has been postponed to June 7, while the Singapore Grand Prix is ​​scheduled for September 20.

Both use street circuits, and their construction requires more time, "the FIA ​​said, adding that" it is impossible to host events in times of uncertainty. "

The Japan Grand Prix was canceled on October 11 due to ongoing travel restrictions during the epidemic.

“We believe in our plans to have between 15-18 races by the end of our season in Abu Dhabi by mid-December,” the FIA ​​said, adding that it expects a season-opening race in Austria. The final calendar is expected to be published by July 5.

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will also host the race on July 12. The next race will take place in Hungary on July 19, followed by the British government's Silverstone's on August 2 and 9 after the British government is exempted from elite sport. Its current restraint on foreign visitors.

More races are scheduled for Spain on August 16 and Belgium on August 30, with Italy completing the European swing on September 6.

Spectators will not be allowed to participate in the opening eight races. This may change later in the season if health conditions permit.

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