Monaco Grand Prix 2020 canceled, F1 headache to reschedule

The famous F1 street race of Monaco Grand Prix 2020 has been canceled while some other races in Europe have also been postponed indefinitely.

Monaco Grand Prix 2020 canceled, F1 headache to reschedule

Broken organization

For the first time in 66 years, the Formula 1 (F1) race will not have the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 in the schedule. And for F1 fans, it’s hard to imagine this.

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Since 1954, Formula 1 will not have the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 in the schedule. As we know, two weeks ago, the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 – often considered the jewel in the F1 crown – became the latest victim of the Covid-19 pandemic when for the first time, the race was postponed, then later. Quickly be canceled completely from the 2020 season.

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According to the schedule, the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 is ​​the 7th and ironically because of the spread of the Corona Virus, the first 7 races were either canceled (2 races), or postponed (5 races) until further notice. new. And the International Racing Federation (FIA) is hoping the 2020 racing season could start after May.

However, while the postponement of events such as Vietnam, the Netherlands and Spain are all expected to be held late one day, Monaco’s cancellation of the race was decided very quickly and clearly. Because within one hour after the postponement of the notification from Formula 1, Automobile Club de Monaco, the organizer of the race, announced that they could not arrange a date other than the original 24/5 day and led to the cancellation. give up completely.

The failure to organize the Formula 1 race in Monaco this year is a huge loss for Monaco itself and Formula 1 in the world
The failure to organize the Formula 1 race in Monaco this year is a huge loss for Monaco itself and Formula 1 in the world

Organizers of the F1 racing find difficult rescheduling

Organizers of the Formula 1 racing system group confirmed that the three races in the Netherlands, Spain and Monaco in May 2020 were postponed due to the complicated course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

The announcement came after an online meeting between FIA President Jean Todt, F1 Chase Chase CEO and representatives of 10 racing teams on March 19.

In the official joint statement, FIA and F1 said: “After acknowledging the global spread of COVID-19 and continuing discussions with F1 and 3 races, today, we have confirmed that the Grand Dutch Prix 2020, Spanish Grand Prix 2020 and Monaco Grand Prix 2020 will be postponed. “

FIA and F1 emphasized that this decision ensures that the health and safety of employees, riders and fans is always a top concern of the organizers. Executives also expect the Formula 1 2020 season to start safely after May 5, scheduled for June 7 in Azerbaijan.

In the latest statement, the organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 said it was impossible to reschedule the schedule, meaning that this season will not have this famous street race.

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F1's official Twitter page announced that the Monaco Grand Prix will take place as soon as 2021
F1’s official Twitter page announced that the Monaco Grand Prix will take place as soon as 2021

Earlier, the opening race in Australia was canceled after one McLaren team member was positive for COVID-19 and the other 16 members had to be quarantined. Subsequent races in Bahrain and Vietnam were also announced to be delayed a few hours later while the Chinese Grand Prix was postponed from February.

Of these, the races in Spain, Brazil, China and Australia are having difficulty scheduling schedules.

Chase Carey emphasized that he will support the tournaments to ensure the safety of this year’s F1 season: “We will support the rescheduling plan so that the delayed events will be able to take place safely. “F1 and FIA are finalizing the revision schedule and will consult with the racing teams. At the meeting, the parties agreed that the revised schedule would not require the official consent of the racing teams.”

Formula 1 executives insist their commitment to the Monaco 2020 season will take place as soon as possible. As a rule, a world F1 season requires at least 8 races / year.
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