Formula 1 officials have canceled the Dutch Grand Prix, the track announced today, May 28, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers said hosting a race without fans in attendance was a factor in its decision.
“We and Formula 1 have investigated the potential to hold a rescheduled race this year without spectators, but we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands,” former Formula 1 driver and current Dutch Grand Prix sports director Jan Lammers said in a release. “We ask everyone to be patient. I had to look forward to it for 35 years, so I can wait another year.”
Anyone who purchased a ticket for the 2020 event will be able to use those for the 2021 races or receive a full refund, Formula 1 officials confirmed.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on May 3.
The 2020 Formula 1 season will begin with the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, July 5.
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