Formula 1 season on the brink of COLLAPSE as Singapore GP is canceled and Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia all face Covid nightmares leaving Lewis Hamilton and Co sweating
- Singapore Grand Prix on October 3 has been canceled due to Covid-19
- Singapore authorities canceled the race due to travel restrictions
- Races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are also at risk due to the virus
- Talks are underway for rounds in Turkey, China and another Austin meeting
The Singapore Grand Prix has been canceled as Formula 1 bosses work frantically to prevent their planned 23-race schedule from falling apart.
Races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are also at risk for various Covid-related reasons.
Formula 1 is working on contingencies, including possible rounds in Turkey, China and a second race in Austin, Texas, although these are hardly fail-safe options.
The Singapore Grand Prix has been canceled due to coronavirus-related reasons
This year’s F1 season is in doubt as races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are in danger
Singaporean authorities have halted their race, scheduled for October 3, due to travel restrictions.
An F1 spokesperson said: ‘We will continue to work with all promoters during this fluid time and have plenty of options to adapt if necessary.’
Another possible roadblock is the government’s increasingly strict line on travel – raising the thorny question of how it is morally justifiable to allow the transport of more than 1,000 F1 personnel in and out of Britain every week or so. stand.
“That (strict border controls) is the reason for the exemption for us and other industries,” said an F1 spokesperson.
Singaporean authorities have canceled the October 3 race due to travel restrictions due to the coronavirus
F1 organizers discuss possible races in Turkey, China and a second meeting in Austin
Japanese authorities are not committing to allow the October 10 grand prix to go ahead until a full assessment of the country’s coronavirus status is made after the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Meanwhile, Brazil and Mexico remain determined to hold on to their races, despite having some of the worst cases of coronavirus in the world.
If either country were placed on the UK’s ‘red list’, the schedule would be even more questioned as most F1 teams are based in Britain. Anyone traveling to ‘red list’ countries, including sports personnel, will be required to self-isolate in a hotel for 10 days after returning to the UK.
Australia’s current plans for their November 21 race in Melbourne only allow fully vaccinated personnel to travel to and participate in the Autumn Meeting.
That would mean that any positive case found once the Melbourne meeting starts will likely lead not only to the grand prix cancellation but also to a citywide lockdown.
FORMULA ONE DATE
Azerbaijan Grand Prix – June 6 6
Canadian Grand Prix – June 13
French Grand Prix – June 20
Styria Grand Prix – June 27
Austrian Grand Prix – July 4
British Grand Prix – July 18
Hungarian Grand Prix – August 1
Belgian Grand Prix – August 29
Dutch Grand Prix – September 5
Italian Grand Prix – September 12
Russian Grand Prix – September 26
Singapore Grand Prix – October 3 (CANCELLED)
Japanese Grand Prix – October 10 (IF IN DOUBT)
United States Grand Prix – October 24
Mexican Grand Prix – October 31 (IN DOUBT)
Brazilian Grand Prix – November 7 (IF IN DOUBT)
Australian Grand Prix – November 21 (DOUBT)
Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – December 5
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – December 12