‘Azerbaijan GP faltering', organizers recommend cancelling Formula 1

‘Azerbaijan GP faltering', organizers recommend cancelling

By Srihari HS 21 maart 2020 | 17:50

The chances of Azerbaijan Grand Prix becoming the first race of the season are getting smaller. Turkish Motorsport.com has learned that after a conference call, the organizers don’t want the race to go ahead on the weekend of June 5-7 due to coronavirus fears.

After Australia, Bahrain, China, Vietnam, Spain and Monaco races got cancelled, the race in Baku now seems to be in jeopardy. The goal of the FOM was to start in Azerbaijan, but new developments show that the chance of Grand prix is close to zero.

Representatives argue for race cancellation

On Friday, a conference call was held with organizers, sponsors, the FOM and the FIA to discuss the Grand Prix. Representatives of the Azerbaijan GP and authorities in Baku suggested cancelling the race completely because the consequences are too great for the organization.

Because of the enormous costs this race entails, the chances are that this race will completely disappear from the calendar just like Monaco. In the event of a cancellation, the number of races will decrease to 19, and the Dutch GP has announced that it will consider postponing the race until 2021. Canada could become the first race of the season. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)



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