Formula One season on the brink of COLLAPSE as Singapore GP is cancelled and Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia all face Covid nightmares to leave Lewis Hamilton and Co sweating
- The Singapore Grand Prix set for October 3 has been cancelled due to Covid-19
- Singaporean authorities chalked off the race due to travel restrictions
- Races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are also in jeopardy due to the virus
- Discussions are in place for rounds in Turkey, China and another Austin meet
The Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled, as Formula One bosses work frantically to stop their planned 23-race programme from shattering.
Races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are also in jeopardy for various Covid-related reasons.
Formula One are working on contingencies including potential rounds in Turkey, China and a second race in Austin, Texas – though these are hardly fail-safe options.
The Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to coronavirus-related reasons
This year’s F1 season is in doubt as races in Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Australia are in jeopardy
Singaporean authorities pulled their race, scheduled for October 3, because of travel restrictions.
An F1 spokesman said: ‘We continue to work with all promoters during this fluid time and have plenty of options to adapt if needed.’
Another possible roadblock is the Government’s increasingly tough line on travel – prompting the awkward question of how it is morally justifiable to permit the transportation in and out of Britain of 1,000-plus F1 personnel every week or so.
‘That (strict border controls) is the reason for the exemption for us and other industries,’ said an F1 spokesman.
Singaporean authorities cancelled the October 3 race due to coronavirus travel restrictions