F1: French GP Cancelled Due To Coronavirus PandemicThe 2020 French GP has been was scheduled to happen in June this 12 months and is the 10th race to be both cancelled or postponed in mild of the coronavirus pandemic.
The organisers of the Formula One French Grand Prix have introduced that the racing occasion has been cancelled for 2020, in wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Circuit Paul Ricard hosts the French GP and the choice to has been made following the French authorities’s directive to ban all main occasions till no less than the center of July 2020. The French GP was scheduled to happen in June this 12 months. The nation has additionally prolonged its journey restrictions with a view to include the unfold of the coronavirus. In mild of the present state of affairs, the organisers deemed match to cancel the French GP for 2020.
Eric Boullier, Managing Director of the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet mentioned, “Given the evolution of the situation linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State making it impossible to maintain our event. The eyes of the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet are already turning towards the summer of 2021 in order to offer our spectators an even more unprecedented event at the heart of the Région Sud.”
Lewis Hamilton had received the French GP in 2019
Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Formula 1 mentioned, ” We have been in close contact with the French promoter during this evolving situation and while it is disappointing for our fans and the F1 community that the French Grand Prix will not take place we fully support the decision taken by the French authorities in France and look forward to being back at Paul Ricard soon.”
The French GP turns into the 10th race to have been postponed or cancelled this 12 months as a result of pandemic. The Australian GP, Monaco GP, Bahrain GP, Azerbaijan GP amongst others have already been cancelled. It was anticipated that the French GP may kick issues off for F1’s because the organisers attempt to salvage the remaining season of the game. However, with the French GP cancelled, F1 is more likely to solely start with the Austria GP on July 5, 2020. Meanwhile, the Silverstone GP has been confirmed to happen behind closed doorways by the circuit organisers, if the present the season does raise off floor this 12 months.