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The Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix, which was originally scheduled to take place on June 7, will also be postponed. GPUpdate.net learned this from a well-informed source. With that, Formula 1 is heading for the last season start ever.
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, which continues to spread, public life in many countries has come to a halt. Also in motorsport, all events are either postponed or canceled in the near future. For example, the first seven Formula 1 races already went through, from Australia to Monaco. Formula 1 therefore aimed for a first race in Baku on June 7.
Motorsport.com has now learned from a reliable source that that race cannot continue. The organization of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix decided in a crisis meeting on Sunday that that date is not feasible given the current situation. The city of Baku has to make serious preparations for the temporary street circuit, which appears to be impossible with the current measures to stop the spread of the corona virus.
There is only postponement for the time being, but there is no new date yet. A new calendar is going to be a very difficult puzzle for F1 and FIA. Of the first seven races, six races are looking for a new date in the summer or autumn. The Formula 1 teams previously unanimously decided to bring the summer break to March and April and to postpone the planned new regulations for the 2021 season to 2022.
The next race on the calendar is now Canada’s in Montreal on June 14. Whether that race continues or not, we are in any case heading for the last start of the season ever in the Formula 1 World Championship.
With the cooperation of Oleg Karpov