Formula 1 announced Friday (June 4) that this year’s Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to “safety and logistic concerns” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The race on the Marina Bay Street Circuit was scheduled for Oct. 1-3.
It marks the second F1 event cancelled this year due to COVID-19, following the cancellation of Canadian Grand Prix in April.
According to F1.com, the series “will continue to work with all promoters during this fluid time and have several options for additional races.”
Don’t expect Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host a race.
Associated Press reporter Jenna Fryer tweeted after the announcement that Roger Penske said IMS is currently not in talks to host a second U.S. F1 race this year.
Bobby Epstein, Chairman of Circuit of the Americas, told the AP a second F1 race at COTA or in the U.S. is “paddock rumors at this point.”
F1 is currently scheduled to compete at COTA on Oct. 24.
This weekend F1 is slated to compete in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix (June 6).
Roger Penske tells me @IMS is *NOT* in current talks to be host of a 2nd U.S. F1 race in 2021 "We're not in any position at the moment… we're always talking, but the economics would have to work on both sides to make it happen and we're not in any discussion." https://t.co/lA4yVzBEZN
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 4, 2021
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