Organisers of the French Grand Prix has affirmed that the event will not be held in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, Formula 1’s website said, “The race was scheduled to take place at Circuit Paul Ricard at the end of June, but officials announced that the decision of the French government to ban all major events until at least the middle of July, coupled with the travel restrictions in place to help contain the spread of coronavirus, meant it will be impossible for the Grand Prix to go ahead as planned.”
In the current health disaster, it becomes the 10th race of 2020 to have been cancelled or postponed.
Eric Boullier, Managing Director of the GIP Grand Prix de France- Le Castellet said; “Given the evolution of the situation linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State making it impossible to maintain our event.”
Boullier stimulated, they are already moving forward to the summer of 2021 in order to address our viewers an even more phenomenal event.
“We have in close contact with the French promoter during his evolving situation and while it is disappointing for our fans and the F1 community that the French Grand Prix will not take place fully support the decision taken by the French authorities in France and look forward to being back at Paul Richard soon,” Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Formula 1 said.