The Azerbaijan GP is set to be postponed on Monday, as a result of the deteriorating situation linked to the spread of Coronavirus in Europe.
After the cancellation of the Monaco GP and the postponement of the Dutch and the Spanish GP, Baku was supposed to host the season opener on June 7th.
However, Azerbaijan GP promoters apparently have decided not to go ahead with race preparations amid raising concerns on the Coronavirus matter.
Due to fact that the Baku track is a city circuit, its construction of would be required to start iminently. Hence, the event is likely to be postponed with the aim of being rescheduled later in the year.
Therefore, the 2020 calendar sees the Canadian GP (June 14th) next in line as the hypothetical first race of the campaign.
Chase Carey addressed the situation shortly after the cancellation of the Australian GP, stressing that the plan is to get the 2020 season rolling “as soon as it is safe to do so”.
“We cannot provide specific answers today given the fluidity of the situation”.
"However, we plan to get the 2020 championship season underway as soon as it's safe to do so. We are engaging with experts and officials on a daily basis as we evaluate how we go forward in the next few months.”