The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix, which was scheduled to take place at Suzuka on 10 October, has been cancelled due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Formula 1 announced the decision to cancel the grand prix in a statement circulated on Wednesday.
“Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan the decision has been taken by the Japanese Government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country,” the statement reads.
Continuing, Formula 1 said it is “now working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks.
“Formula 1 has proven this year, and in 2020, that we can adapt and find solutions to the ongoing uncertainties and is excited by the level of interest from locations to host Formula 1 events this year and beyond.”
The cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix is the latest coronavirus-induced disruption to F1’s 2021 calendar, with a number of other races, such as the Australian and Chinese Grand Prix, being called off.