F1 officials have updated the race from postponed to canceled
It’s a sad world we’re living in it. Life as we know it has been put on hold, across the globe.
The Monaco Grand Prix was previously postponed. However, there’s been an update to that as the event is now canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The most powerful circuit cars in the world take to the elevated streets of the Monaco harbor every year. It’s an event that draws Hollywood in addition to the eyes of race fans worldwide.
The race was scheduled for May 21-24, 2020. This is the first time since 1954 that the street race will not take place.
In a statement the ACO said: “The current situation concerning the worldwide pandemic and its unknown path of evolution, the lack of understanding as to the impact on the FIA F1 World Championship 2020, the uncertainty with regards to the participation of the teams, the consequences with regards to the differing measures of confinement as taken by various governments worldwide, the multi-border restrictions for accessing the Principality of Monaco, the pressure on all implicated businesses, their dedicated staff who are unable to undertake the necessary installations, the availability of the indispensable workforce and volunteers (more than 1500) required for the success of the event means that the situation is no longer tenable.”
They added that “under no circumstances will it be possible to organise these events later this year.”
The first race in Australia was canceled just ahead of the first practice session. Beyond that, Bahrain, Vietnam, Chinese, Dutch and Spanish GPs have been postponed.
In total, seven F1 events have been hit by the virus. As of now, F1 is looking to resume in June.
Additionally, F1 was set to roll out a new car in 2021. That has now been pushed back to 2022.