Australian Grand Prix canceled

The organizers of the Australian Grand Prix have announced the cancellation of the event for this season.

Published on 06/07/2021 à 07:51

Pierre Tassel

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Australian Grand Prix canceled

No Grand Prix in Australia in 2021. © DPPI

Melbourne will not find the F1 in 2021. . Albert Park will not host the Australian Grand Prix from November 19 to 21, due to health restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and the logistical challenges relating to this situation.

The test had already been postponed to the end of the year compared to its usual date of March. “We understand the challenge Australia faces with current international travel restrictions and the importance of vaccinations, we specify from the Australian GP Corporation.

I want to reassure our staff, suppliers and partners, and the Victorian tourism community that we will work tirelessly to deliver these iconic events in 2022.”

On the F1 side, this cancellation does not call into question the 23-race calendar for the moment.

“While it is disappointing not to race in Australia this season, we are confident we can deliver a 23-race season in 2021 and we have a number of options to consider to fill the spot vacated by the Grand Australian Price, admits Stefano Domenicali, general director of F1.

We will work through the details of these options in the coming weeks and will provide further updates once these discussions are complete. »

Remember that in 2020, the Australian city should have hosted the first round of the season before the sudden cancellation a few hours before the first runs due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Le MotoGP is also affected by the cancellation of its event on the Phillip Island route. A race at Portimão will be added from November 5-7, when the Sepang round in Malaysia will be brought forward a week to October 22-24.

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