Japanese Grand Prix: Race canceled in October as a result of rising Covid instances
The Japanese Grand Prix was last held in 2019
The Japanese Grand Prix scheduled for October 8-10 this season has been canceled due to an increase in Covid cases in the country.
“The Japanese government has made the decision to cancel the race this season due to the ongoing complexity of the pandemic,” said Formula 1.
“Formula 1 is working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks.”
Japan should be 17th out of 23 rounds this season.
The races in Australia, China, Canada and Singapore have already been canceled this season, the Turkish Grand Prix initially canceled, but resumed later.
“This year and 2020, Formula 1 has shown that we can adapt to the ongoing uncertainties and find solutions, and is enthusiastic about the great interest in places where Formula 1 events are being held this year and beyond Formula 1 added.
It is the second year in a row that the Japan race has not taken place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the 2019 event was disrupted by Typhoon Hagibis.
Japan hosted the last race of the season six times in the late 1990s and early 2000s. However, the 2021 calendar ends with the first Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on December 5, followed by the final in Abu Dhabi a week later.
The season continues with the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa on August 29th. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers’ standings by almost eight points ahead of Red Bulls Max Verstappen.