Japanese GP cancelled for second year straight

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This year's Japanese Grand Prix was cancelled pursuing discussions betwixt the authorities and contention promoters, Formula One organizers said Wednesday.

The contention successful Suzuka had been scheduled for Oct. 10, betwixt the events successful Turkey and the United States.

“The determination has been taken by the Japanese authorities to cancel the contention this play owed to ongoing complexities of the pandemic successful the country," F1 said successful a statement.

“Formula 1 is present moving connected the details of the revised calendar and volition denote the last details successful the coming weeks.”

The determination creates different dent successful F1′s calendar of Asia-based races this play pursuing the cancellation of the Australian and Singapore GPs and the indefinite postponement of the Chinese GP successful Shanghai.

Australia's Daniel Ricciardo successful enactment the past clip the Japanese Grand Prix was held backmost successful 2019 (Getty)

The cancellation and postponement of races past twelvemonth astatine the commencement of the pandemic meant the 2020 play didn’t commencement until July, and was compressed to a 17-race docket done December.

“Formula 1 has proven this year, and successful 2020, that we tin accommodate and find solutions to the ongoing uncertainties and is excited by the level of involvement from locations to big Formula 1 events this twelvemonth and beyond,” F1 said successful the statement.

Most of the bid is being staged successful Europe and the Middle East this season, with organizers initially readying 23 races.

The 11th contention was held past weekend, erstwhile French operator Esteban Ocon won a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix up of Lewis Hamilton.

The Japanese authorities pushed up with the Tokyo Olympics, which were delayed by a twelvemonth due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic.

New infections successful Tokyo tripled during the 17 days of the Olympics, which finished connected Aug. 8, though aesculapian experts said the surge was not straight linked to the Games.

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