The race for the Chinese Grand Prix is ​​about to be canceled due to the coronavirus

The race for the Grand Prix of China in the Formula One championship, which is planned for April 16 next year in Shanghai, will be canceled due to the strict restrictions introduced in this country due to the corona virus, “BBC” reports.

The Chinese Grand Prix was last held in 2019 when Lewis Hamilton won. Due to the corona virus, the race was not held in 2020, 2021 and this year, he reminds RTS.

“The Chinese Grand Prix is ​​on the calendar for 2023. However, China’s zero-coronavirus policy has meant that the race cannot take place. The key point is that F1 staff cannot be exempted from quarantine conditions in case of contracting the corona virus virus,” the BBC claims.

The leaders of F1 believe that they cannot ask the teams to go to Shanghai with the risk that their staff will be kept in China for days in case of corona virus infection.

“According to the latest rules in China, anyone with the corona virus must spend five days in an isolation center and another three days at home. F1 president Stefano Domenicali has not yet officially canceled the race, but this decision seems to be inevitable,” according to the BBC. and adds that F1 leaders did not want to comment on this information.

Formula 1 planned for 24 races to be held next season.


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