Tue. Oct 26th, 2021

“We value the obstacle Australia faces with present worldwide travel limitations and the value of vaccinations,” he added.The Australian Grand Prix was called off in 2020 and put in location to open the current season on 14 March, only for the date to be moved to November due to the fact that of border controls.Its November date race was only to be followed by 2 more in the F1 season – Saudi Arabia and the season-ending Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.But Australian border guidelines require visitors to quarantine for 14 days, a condition of entry anticipated to be in location till at least the end of the year.Organisers of the event eventually mentioned “limitations and logistical obstacles relating to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,” for the cancellation.Formula 1 chief Stefano Domenicali said a 23-race season would still be possible regardless of the cancellation.”The Malaysia MotoGP has actually been brought forward to take place on from 22-24 October, the original dates of the Australia event.Analysis – China race unlikelyChief F1 author Andrew Benson: The fall duration of the season is showing bothersome for Formula 1, since of the issues of long-distance travel, and the various phases of the pandemic in numerous parts of the world.Singapore last month preceded Australia in cancelling its Grand Prix as an outcome of its tight border controls, and the schedule for October and November looks thin.There are questions over the Japanese and Mexican races at the start and end of October, as well as the Brazilian event on the very first weekend in November.Japan will make a final choice on its race at Suzuka on 8-10 October after the Olympics, and its fate most likely hangs on whether there are any Covid-related issues at the Tokyo Games.Mexico and Brazil both have high rates of infection, which was the reason those races were cancelled last year.However, both Mexico City and Sao Paulo desire to run their Grands Prix and, with vaccine programs accelerating around the world, F1 might well choose to push ahead with them. This decision is influenced by the reality that Sao Paulo has stated it expects to have all its residents double vaccinated by September, and that the bulk of the F1 team personnel are either totally vaccinated or close to it by now.That alters the balance of risk in the eyes of the sports bosses.China, whose race was postponed in March and has not yet been formally cancelled, has been mooted as a potential destination in November, but BBC Sport understands a race there is now extremely unlikely this year.To fill any staying gaps, F1 has the option of adding a 2nd race in Austin, Texas, in addition to the United States Grand Prix on 22-24 October, and a second race in Bahrain, which hosted the season-opener in March.


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