Liberty Media last week he made the first eight stages of the 2020 F1 season official, all in Europe, with a double race in Austria and Great Britain. The space for further appointments in the Old Continent could widen, because for different reasons the non-European trips could be decidedly complicated with the exception of the events in the Middle East, namely Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, which will conclude the season and are not currently at risk . In Sakhir, moreover, another brace could take place with the second weekend played on the track that resembles an oval.
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For sure, F1 in 2020 will not stop in Singapore, Suzuka it’s at Baku. The organizers of the stage scheduled on the Marina Bay circuit have in fact formalized the renunciation of the event for this season due to the restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic in addition to the difficulties represented by the preparation of the city circuit. “The health of all the people who would be involved has been put on top – the words of Mr Colin Syn, vice-president of the Singapore Grand Prix – and after difficult months we had to make this decision “. “The Singapore Tourism Board fully supports this decision – added the director Ms Ong Ling Lee – we are proud to have hosted the first night race in the history of F1 12 years ago and we can’t wait to return in 2021 “. Those who are already in possession of the ticket for the Grand Prix will be able to choose whether to make it automatically valid for the next year or to obtain a refund which will be made in the next 30 working days.
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In addition to Singapore, Baku and Suzuka have also made official the renunciation of the stage scheduled for 2020. Masashi Yamamoto, Honda Motorsport’s number one, commented on the decision taken by the Japanese authorities: “It will obviously be sad not to run at home this season, but we share the choice made by the organizers in the face of the difficulties related to Covid-19”. The same fate happened in Singapore, Japan and Azerbaijan could also see the Vietnam Grand Prix involved. The Hanoi track should be set up, dismantled and re-set up twice in just six months. In South America the situation related to Coronavirus is nothing short of worrying and the Austin track is going through a serious economic crisis. Therefore, the chances of F1 staying in Europe well beyond September 6 it is increasingly concrete.