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Singapore, Japan, Azerbaijan grands prix canceled: Formula One

/ 04:28 PM June 12, 2020

In this file photo taken on September 22, 2019 drivers take part in the start of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

SINGAPORE — Formula One’s Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan grands prix were canceled on Friday over logistical problems caused by the coronavirus, officials said.

“As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken the decision to cancel their races for the 2020 season,” a Formula One statement said.

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“In Singapore and Azerbaijan, the long lead times required to construct street circuits made hosting the events during a period of uncertainty impossible.

“In Japan, ongoing travel restrictions also led to the decision not to proceed with the race.”

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This year’s races in Australia, Monaco, France and the Netherlands have already canceled.

As lockdowns are eased, the season is due to start with two races behind closed in Austria in July, followed by six other grands prix in Europe.

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