F1 abandons 2021 Singapore Grand Prix due to Covid restrictions Car News

The Singapore Grand Prix has been pulled from the 2021 F1 calendar due to the Covid-19 pandemic limiting travel within the country.

Unlike many countries, Singapore has responded to the coronavirus outbreak by imposing strict immigration restrictions which F1 and national authorities say make it impossible to hold the event in the city-state.

The thousands of people who had to descend to Singapore for the race would have put too much pressure on the city-state’s testing and traceability system.

An F1 spokesperson told the BBC: “We continue to work with all promoters during this fluid time and have many options to adapt if necessary.”

This is the second year in a row that the Singapore event has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Race series organizers have yet to confirm which track will replace Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit, which was scheduled to host the GP from October 1-3. According to the BBC, Turkey is seen as a replacement. There could also be a resumption of the Chinese Grand Prix.

A double header at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX is also a possibility, as track owners recently offered F1 the option of two races at the venue in mid-October. The owner of F1 Liberty Media is an American company.

While F1 is hoping Singapore will be the last race to be called off this season, there are warnings that other grand prix could be pulled from the rotation. These include the Mexican and Brazilian tours, whose countries currently face some of the highest Covid-19 infection rates in the world.


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