04:55 PM 28 Mar, 2020
Three «Formula 1» races canceled due to Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the first stage of the GP in Australia.It was also officially announced the postponement of the next two stages in Bahrain and Vietnam. The Netherlands and Spain are likely to be next in a sad list of postponed stages. So far, there is no official decision on them, but there is a statement from the management that the season will start no earlier than the end of May, that is, from the race in Monaco on May 24th.
F-1 Managing Director Ross Brawn announced his readiness to cancel the traditional August break in racing in order to free up several weekends for the rescheduled stages, as well as reducing each stage to two days (now the stage runs in three days), which will simplify logistics and allow hold races for three weeks in a row. But some stages can still be canceled, like the first - Brown talks about keeping 17-18 races on the calendar, while it originally included 21 Grands Prix.
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