Formula 1 cancels Japanese Grand Prix

F1 has officially cancelled this year’s Japanese Grand Prix due to COVID-19 as there will be a replacement announced soon.

Formula 1 has cancelled this year’s Japanese Grand Prix which was scheduled for October 10 at Suzuka for the second time in a row. Fans have been majorly upset about the news which is just come across as this is the second time a race has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19 protocols as it is necessary to take care of the driver’s safety and precautions. Formula 1 has made this announcement official on Wednesday, as the Japanese government were scared of the country currently fighting the pandemic situation. There are a lot of coronavirus infections spread around the country as it was best for the sport to cancel the event this year.

F1 has officially said in their statement “The decision has been taken by the Japanese Government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic of the country.”

There were plenty of other races which lead to cancellation this year that are Australian GP held in March, China held in April, Canada held in September and Singapore held in October.

Formula 1 authorities and organizers are making sure that they are working hard on making some changes to the revised timetable and will soon announce the final decision taken by them. They want to ensure that either a replacement track can be put or they can shift the timeline. CEO, Ross Brawn and the other FIA team will take responsibility to ensure that the fans get to see their favourite drivers around the Japanese Grand Prix for the year 2022. In April the Japanese GP promoters and F1 Chief announced that the track will remain until 2024.

Suzuka circuit will also meanwhile celebrate its 60th anniversary in the year 2022, as they have hosted 31 GP’s since 1987, with Lewis Hamilton winning 5 times in this circuit. There were many occasions where the driver’s championship title has been decided for a number 11 times till now. Fans are sad to see the cancellation of the event but they hope that they get to see the race next year.

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