Even the Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GPs are postponed as F1 continues to push ahead of its beginning into the year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
F1’s most up-to-date announcement means the first seven races scheduled for its 2020 effort have been postponed or canceled.
They state they will begin the year” as soon as it’s safe to do this following May.”
The Dutch GP, that will go back to F1 this year after 35 years away from the calendar, was scheduled for May 3, until the Spanish GP on May 10 and also the esteemed Monaco GP on May 24.
F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn speaks to Martin Brundle of Sky F1 about how they are going to reschedule races amid the coronavirus outbreak.
F1 is expecting to place racing back to the calendar when the year starts, with August that a possible chance after the summer final period has been brought forward.
The very first race scheduled to the 2020 calendar is currently the Azerbaijan GP on June 7, prior to the Canadian GP the next week.
Declaration of F1 in its entirety
“In light of the continuing global spread of COVID-19 and following ongoing negotiations with the FIA and the three promoters, it’s been confirmed now that the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix of Heineken 2020, the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix of Formula 1 and the Monaco 2020 Formula 1 Grand Prix is going to be postponed.
“Because of this constant and fluid nature of this COVID-19 situation globally, Formula 1, both the FIA and the 3 promoters have made such choices to ensure the wellbeing and security of traveling employees, championship players and enthusiasts, which remains our principal concern.
“Formula 1 and the FIA continue to work closely with impacted promoters and local governments to monitor the problem and require sufficient time to examine the feasibility of potential alternative dates for every Grand Prix after in the year when the problem improves.
“Formula 1 and the FIA expect to begin the 2020 Championship year the moment it’s safe to do this following May and will continue to routinely track the present situation of COVID-19.”