The hope of starting the Formula One season in early June has shattered. The Great Prize of Azerbaijan is also being postponed. The Grand Prix was supposed to take place on June 7th in Baku.
The decision was made after detailed discussions”with Formula One leaders, the World Motor Association and the government in Azerbaijan, was called by the organizer.
The race should be resumed at a later date if necessary. It is already the eighth Grand Prix, which has been cancelled for the time being because of the Corona pandemic. 22 were originally planned and with it as many as ever.
Media reports indicate that the Grand Prix in Baku also failed to build the city race. This was no longer to be complied with in time. The earliest start of the season after the current race calendar would therefore be on the 14th of June with the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal.
The Motorsport Royal Class had already had to cancel the races in Australia, Bahrain, China, Vietnam, the Netherlands, Spain and Monaco for the planned dates until the end of May. In fact, for the first time this year 22 races should take place in a season. How many there will actually be is not currently foreseeable. Formula 1 has already created a virtual racing series for fans.