Formula 1 cancels Singapore Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc at the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to COVID-19, it has been confirmed.

It’s the latest in a string of pandemic-forced changes to the current season’s calendar.

Singapore, which was also unable to host a grand prix last year, had been in line for an October 1-3 slot.

A replacement event elsewhere to maintain the planned 23-race schedule for this season has not been ruled out, with the flagging of “several options for additional races”.

Formula 1 issued the following statement overnight:

Formula 1 and race organisers have confirmed that this year’s Singapore Grand Prix will not take place, with organisers citing ongoing safety and logistic concerns brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The race, on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, had been scheduled as round 16 of the 2021 championship, on October 1-3.

As previously stated, Formula 1 say they will continue to work with all promoters during this fluid time and have several options for additional races.

Azerbaijan is hosting Round 6 of the 2021 world championship this weekend on its Baku City Circuit, with Red Bull looking strong on the opening day of practice.

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