Formula One and Motogp in Australia: Grand Prix canceled due to Covid

For the second year in a row, due to constraints and logistical problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of Formula 1 and MotoGp Grand Prix In Australia they canceled events.

Australia’s Grand Prix chief Paul Little said he was deeply disappointed but recognized “the challenge Australia faces with current international travel restrictions”, stressing the “importance of vaccines”.

Severely late vaccinations in Australia. The country has shielded itself from Covid with very strict restrictions and lockdowns but failed to prevent the delta variable from arriving within its borders. The new strain was entered in Sydney by a taxi driver, without a mask, who picked up a returnee at the airport, who then tested positive.

Formula 1 could replace the Melbourne GP with another: “We have several options to fill the vacant fund, which will be analyzed in the coming weeks, but we are sad that we have to give up on Australian fans this year,” the Twitter profile reads. . F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali has made it clear that a 23-race season is still being planned, as well as in the current calendar.

On the other hand, Motogp has already announced that a second Algarve Grand Prix in Portugal has been added to the calendar: it will be held in November, with the Malaysian Grand Prix being offered a week until October 24, right after the one in Thailand.

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