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Three more races could be cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Dutch, Canadian and Singapore Grands Prix are likely to be called off. The first one because they don't want to keep it behind closed doors, the other two because they require an excessive number of people to be organized.

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Three more races could be cancelled due to Coronavirus
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic

To date, the Grand Prix of Australia, Monaco and France have been officially cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Formula 1 is in constant contact with the GP host countries, to adapt the Circus calendar to the restrictions and prohibitions in force in the various states to limit the spread of the virus.

Liberty Media is also in continuous negotiations with all the circuit venues, with the organizers of certain GPs who expect to be paid even for closed-doors races.

In the meantime, Hockenheim, for example, is waiting to find out if a race will take place or not in Germany. The German GP was not scheduled at the beginning of the season, but nevertheless it could be reinstated if problems arise with other events.

However, Singapore and Montreal also seem close to a definitive cancellation, since the first is a street circuit and the other is an event that historically always requires many workers to be organized.

The Dutch GP then, scheduled in Zandvoort, seems have the same destiny. Adding to that, the organizers are not inclined to run their race behind closed doors due to local restrictions. Rather, as a Dutch GP source pointed out, they prefer to postpone it to 2021.

"So far it looks like our 2020 race will be postponed to 2021, hopefully when there is a vaccine and business as the ‘new’ usual”, said a Dutch GP source to Motorsport.com.

Even the Formula 1 teams are not still aware of the official GP calendar, since especially the second half of the revised season is still all a work in progress.

A potential calendar for this 2020 season we assume could be, on balance, the following:

Jul 5: Austrian GP Jul 12: Red Bull Ring ‘2’ Jul 26: British GP (or Hockenheim) Aug 2: Silverstone ‘2’ (or Hockenheim) Aug 9: Hungarian GP Aug 23: Spanish GP Aug 30: Belgian GP Sep 6: Italian GP Sep 20: Azerbaijan GP Sep 27: Russian GP Oct 4: Chinese GP Oct 11: Japanese GP Oct 25: US GP Nov 1: Mexican GP Nov 8: Brazilian GP Nov 22: Vietnam GP Nov 29: Bahrain ‘2’ Dec 6: Bahrain GP Dec 13: Abu Dhabi GP

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