The Australian Grand Prix could be postponed due to the coronavirus protocol in that country, and negotiations are currently underway between the race promoters, the Australian government and Formula 1.
After last season was shortened due to the corona virus pandemic, this year the calendar was supposed to have 23 races, but FIA President Jean Todt warned that the virus still threatens to hold races and that we will not be watching the normal F1 season.
It is currently questionable whether the first race of the season in Australia will be held on time, which is scheduled for March 21 in Melbourne, and the decision should be made in the next few weeks.
“The Australian Grand Prix Corporation continues to work closely with the Victorian Government and Formula 1 on conditions and arrangements relating to the staging of the Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2021,” said AGPC official for Speedcafe.
“Further detail will be provided upon finalisation of arrangements with all parties in the coming weeks.”
“Discussions between the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the government and Formula One management about the Formula One calendar for 2021 are ongoing,” said a spokesman for the Victoria state government.
“As part of those discussions, the government will continue to prioritise public health considerations while protecting our major events calendar.”
Formula 1 has not yet announced the possible postponement of the first race of the season.