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Even Formula 1 race in Azerbaijan postponed for coronavirus

The Grand Prix of Azerbaijan has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The number of canceled races in F1 thereby to eight.

The Grand Prix of Azerbaijan has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The number of canceled races in F1 thereby to eight.

The race at the Baku Street Circuit was scheduled for June 7th. “We continue to work with the Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the Government of Azerbaijan with the aim of a new date can be found later in 2020,” the organization announced Monday in a statement.

The Grand Prix of Canada, which is a week later on the program, is now the first race yet still continues.

Earlier there was already a line through the GP of Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Netherlands, Spain and Monaco. Only the organization of the race in the principality reported all that the Grand Prix will not be held this year, other circuit owners hope later this year to organize the Grand Prix yet.

By deleting Azerbaijan there are only fourteen Grands Prix on the calendar. A season should consist of at least eight races to compete count as world championship.

The street circuit in Baku since 2016 part of Formula 1. In that first season yet as Grand Prix of Europe in the three years after the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan. Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas had the four different race winners.

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