Citing fears over the country’s coronavirus crisis, the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai was postponed.
The race was scheduled for April 19 as part of a robust 22-event season, the largest in F1 history.
Promoter Juss Sports Group formally requested the race’s postponement, which was accepted by F1. It is the first race canceled since 2011 when the Bahrain Grand Prix was called off over civil unrest.
The 2020 #ChineseGP will be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak
F1 and the FIA have accepted a request from the promoter to postpone the event
We will continue to monitor the situation and assess potential alternative dateshttps://t.co/0VImeMSxlV
— Formula 1 (@F1) February 12, 2020
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)