French GP canceled

APRIL 27, 2020

French GP canceled

Daniel Ricciardo, French GP 2019
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The French Grand Prix organizers have confirmed that the event will not take place for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The race was scheduled for June 28th, at the Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France. But along with French goverment banning all major events until at least the middle of July, and the current travel restrictions, the organizers have decided to cancel the event.

Eric Boullier, Managing Director of the race said, "Given the evolution of the situation linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State making it impossible to maintain our event. The eyes of the GIP Grand Prix de France - Le Castellet are already turning towards the summer of 2021 in order to offer our spectators an even more original event in the heart of the Southern Region. "

Chase Carey, Chairman CEO of Formula 1 said, " We have been in close contact with the French promoter during this evolving situation and while it is disappointing for our fans and the F1 community that the French Grand Prix will not take place we fully support the decision taken by the French authorities in France and look forward to being back at Paul Ricard soon.”

The race becomes the 10th race of the 2020 season to have been cancelled or postponed.

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