Formula One Denies Canadian & Brazilian GPs Facing Cancellation Due To COVID-19

It was reported that this year’s grand prix in Montreal and Sao Paulo were facing cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Formula One has told Formula1News.co.uk that reports this year’s Canadian and Brazilian Grand Prix are likely to be cancelled are false.

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“Both of these suggestions are wrong,” an F1 spokesperson said in a brief statement when approached for comment on the matter.

Earlier, the Spanish edition of Motorsport.com reported that Formula One is considering holding another race in Bahrain this season and could also arrange a grand prix in Istanbul amid uncertainty over the Canadian and Brazilian Grand Prix due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

It claimed that there are serious concerns over the viability of these two grand prix due to Canada requiring anyone who enters the country to self-isolate for two weeks and with Brazil currently having the highest COVID-19 death toll of any country in the world.

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The publication added that, if Formula One returns to Bahrain for another race this season, it would be on the so-called “outer circuit”, not the same grand prix track F1 raced at last weekend.

The provisional 23-race 2021 calendar was already hit with disruption earlier this year, with the season-opener in Melbourne being pushed much later into the season and the Chinese Grand Prix being cancelled.

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