System One on Friday canceled the Singapore Grand Prix for the second 12 months in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The road course race in Singapore below floodlights had been scheduled for Oct. 3.
Singapore has largely relied on tight entry restrictions and speak to tracing to maintain infections low throughout the pandemic. Organizers stated they might not have the ability to ship “a full occasion expertise followers have come to anticipate through the years, whereas safeguarding the well being and security of our followers, contractors, volunteers and employees.”
“We perceive that our followers had been trying ahead to a different version of the System 1 Singapore Grand Prix,” stated Colin Syn, deputy chairman of the Singapore GP. “To cancel the occasion for a second 12 months is an extremely tough resolution, however a crucial one in gentle of the prevailing restrictions for reside occasions in Singapore.
The pandemic has already prompted quite a few modifications to the 2021 calendar. The season-opener in Australia was postponed from March to November and the Canadian Grand Prix set for June 13 was canceled. Two different races in China and Turkey had been postponed indefinitely.
As hypothesis mounted earlier Friday about Singapore’s imminent removing from the schedule, stories indicated F1 may schedule a second occasion in america this season. The sequence is scheduled to race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 24.
The 2021 Singapore Grand Prix was scheduled to race Oct. Three between the Russian and Japanese grand prix. The present schedule has a two-week window between the Oct. 10 race in Japan and the Oct. 24 race in Austin. After the Texas race, F1 travels to Mexico Metropolis the next week.
COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein informed The Related Press discussions of a second race within the U.S., or a second race at COTA, are “paddock rumors.”
Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted F1 from 2000 to 2007 and new monitor proprietor Roger Penske desires the sequence again on the speedway. Penske informed AP “we’re not in any place for the time being” to host F1 in 2021.
Indianapolis final weekend hosted 135,000 spectators for the Indianapolis 500 for the biggest sporting occasion on the planet for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
Within the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, System One held consecutive races at Austria’s Crimson Bull Ring, Silverstone in England and the Bahrain Worldwide Circuit. In every case, the season calendar was organized to permit two weeks at every monitor.