Many F1 races around the world have made the decision to postpone the race to ensure the health and safety for everyone.
Races in the Netherlands and Spain were officially postponed, while the Monaco leg was canceled due to the growing situation of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previously, according to the plan, the race in the Netherlands will first return to the F1 schedule since 1985, scheduled to take place in Zandvoort from May 1-3; The Spanish leg will follow a week later, and the Monaco Grand Prix will take place May 21-24.
However, the Covid-19 epidemic caused all three sections to be postponed. The official announcement said that F1, International Sports Racing Federation (FIA) and organizers in countries have made this decision to ensure the health and safety for everyone.
Many car races were canceled continuously in a row
The parties are considering a new schedule for routes in the Netherlands and Spain. Meanwhile, this year’s Monaco section has been completely canceled. So for the first time since 1954, the F1 will not race in Monaco, one of the most attractive stages.
Thus, up to now, there have been 7 F1 races of the 2020 season that were postponed or canceled, including: Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands, Spain and Monaco.
As a general announcement, F1 and FIA hope to start the F1 season this year as early as May.
According to the schedule, the next stage has not been postponed or canceled is Azerbaijan, scheduled to take place from 5-7 June.
It is known that, besides F1, the Covid-19 pandemic also caused disturbances to football tournaments around the world. According to the latest information, the national championships such as the English Premier League, the championships of the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Germany are postponed until April 3. National Championship France, Portugal postponed indefinitely.
F1 race in the UK
During the break, F1 teams will take advantage of their technological and technical capabilities, participate in the production of medical equipment, and support the treatment of people with Covid-19.
In a project called “Pitlane”, seven F1 teams based in the UK, including Haas, McLaren, Mercedes, Racing Point, Red Bull, Renault and Williams, have teamed up to create a ventilator to treat diseases. victims of Covid-19 in the UK.