The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has also been postponed due to the corona virus. This brings the number of canceled races in Formula 1 to eight.
The race on the Baku Street Circuit was scheduled for June 7. “We continue to work with Formula 1, the FIA and the government of Azerbaijan to find a new date later in 2020,” the organization said in a statement Monday. The Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled for a week later, is now the first race to continue.
The GPs of Australia, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Monaco had already crossed the line earlier. The organization of the race in the principality already reported that the Grand Prix will not be held at all this year, other circuit owners hope to be able to organize the GP later in the year.
Due to the scrapping of Azerbaijan, there are only fourteen Grands Prix left on the calendar. A season must consist of a minimum of eight races to count as a world championship. The street circuit in Baku has been part of Formula 1 since 2016, in that first season as the Grand Prix of Europe, in the three years after that as the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan. With Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, the race had four different winners.