F1 2020: Dutch, Spanish GPs postponed, Monaco cancelled
The Monaco GP has been cancelled whereas the Dutch and Spanish races have been postponed as F1 continues to push its season begin again amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The most recent announcement means the 2020 marketing campaign’s first seven scheduled races have all both been cancelled or postponed.
The Dutch GP, attributable to make its F1 return this season after 35 years off the calendar, was set for Could 3, earlier than the Spanish GP on Could 10 and the distinguished Monaco GP on Could 24.
F1 are hopeful of becoming the Zandvoort and Barcelona races – in addition to the opposite postponed Grands Prix in Bahrain, Vietnam and China – again onto the calendar as soon as the season begins, with August a possible alternative after the summer season shutdown interval was moved ahead.
The primary scheduled race on the 2020 calendar is now the Azerbaijan GP on June 7, earlier than the Canadian GP the next week.
The European season is then attributable to begin with races in France, Austria, Silverstone and Budapest.
F1’s assertion in full (earlier than Monaco was cancelled)
“In view of the continued world unfold of COVID-19 and after ongoing discussions with the FIA and the three promoters it has at the moment been confirmed that the System 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix 2020, System 1 Gran Premio De España 2020 and System 1 Grand Prix De Monaco 2020 might be postponed.
“As a result of ongoing and fluid nature of the COVID-19 scenario globally, System 1, the FIA and the three promoters have taken these selections in an effort to make sure the well being and security of the travelling employees, championship contributors and followers, which stays our main concern.