F1: Singapore Grand Prix Cancelled for 2021
(Reuters) – The Singapore Formulation One Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second yr in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic, race organisers stated in a press release on Friday.
The BBC and Sky tv had earlier reported the Oct. 1-3 evening race on the Marina Bay circuit was off attributable to immigration restrictions.
“To cancel the occasion for a second yr is an extremely troublesome choice, however a vital one in mild of the prevailing restrictions for stay occasions in Singapore,” said Colin Syn, deputy chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
“We would not be able to deliver a full event experience fans have come to expect over the years, while safeguarding the health and safety of our fans, contractors, volunteers and staff.”
The race attracts tens of 1000’s of followers from all over the world, with concert events and different leisure across the sidelines.
Tickets for this yr’s race had but to go on sale.
Singapore follows Canada off the calendar and is unlikely to be the final to fall sufferer of the pandemic with Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia all wanting unsure from the unique checklist of 23 rounds.
Australia has already been rescheduled to November however journey to the nation is closely restricted.
A Formulation One spokesman stated the game had alternate options to fill the hole.
“We proceed to work with all promoters throughout this fluid time and have loads of choices to adapt if wanted,” he said.
Turkey, which had been due to replace Canada but was then also scrapped, would be a possible stand-in with talk also of China making a return and a second potential race in the United States.
Austin, Texas, is due to host the U.S. Grand Prix in late October but could step up with a double-header although there has also been speculation that Indianapolis is under consideration.
That might appeal to the sport’s U.S.-based commercial rights holders Liberty Media.
Formula One faces a separate challenge with the Dutch authorities telling Formula One that all working staff attending the race at Zandvoort in September must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said that could pose a problem for younger team members still waiting for a jab.
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