The Japanese Grand Prix has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the epidemic

The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Japan, which was scheduled for the weekend of October 9 and 10, has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the health situation, and organizers on Wednesday also expressed regret.

Hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan has already made the decision to cancel the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, which was scheduled for the weekend of October 9 and 10 in Suzuka. The organizers announced the cancellation of the counting race this season for the 17th round of the World Disciplinary Championship for the second year in a row for the same reason, the health situation.

After discussions “with the authorities in Japan, the Japanese government has taken the decision to cancel the race this season due to the difficulties associated with the ongoing epidemic in the country,” the discipline promoter, the US Formula 1 company, wrote. In a statement issued Wednesday.

Already four Grand Prix canceled

F1 now has many options to fill that gap in the calendar. The program for the final season must be published in the coming weeks in order to preserve the dates for the 23 championship, while Formula 1 has already had to cancel three more Grands Prix since the start of the season (Canada, Singapore, Australia).

The FIM has announced that the date in Japan for the Moto GP Grand Prix has already been removed from the calendar at the end of June due to the “current COVID-19 pandemic, travel complications and logistical constraints”. This is even before the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which does not appear to be a reason for the virus to resume in the country.

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The number of injuries has increased dramatically since the competition, but the Japanese prime minister, like the International Olympic Committee, emphasized that the sporting event did not contribute to this increase in injuries, but rather blamed the spread of the delta variable.

Roman Dafoe Journalist RMC Sport


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