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2021 Japanese Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Written by: Adrian Andulan

Published on: August 18, 2021 at 11:30 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official website for Formula 1 has confirmed that the 2021 race has been cancelled due to, what has been reported as, "ongoing complexities" with the pandemic.

Suzuka Circuit | PHOTO COURTESY: Japan-guide

The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix , which was supposed to be on October 2021, has been cancelled due to the ongoing crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the second time that the famous race had to be postponed since last year's Grand Prix was also cancelled due to the pandemic.

The announcement was made on morning of August 18. The race would have been held at the Suzuka circuit and would have been the third event in a planned triple header with the Russian and Turkish Grand Prix, the latter of which was already rescheduled.

Officials at Formula 1 said the following with regards to the situation:

"Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan the decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country.
"Formula 1 is now working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks.
"Formula 1 has proven this year, and in 2020, that we can adapt and find solutions to the ongoing uncertainties and is excited by the level of interest in locations to host Formula 1 events this year and beyond."


Source: Formula 1


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