Chinese Grand Prix officially requests postponement

09-01-2021 16:03 | Updated: 09-01-2021 18:15
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Chinese Grand Prix officially requests postponement

After a disastrous start to the 2020 F1 season, the 2021 calendar is also at risk of becoming a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Australia's Grand Prix is already in jeopardy and China, too, now seems to be becoming difficult.

According to, the promoter in Shanghai, Juss Event, has indicated in a press conference that they are actively postponing the date for the Chinese Grand Prix, preferably to the second half of the season.

'Formula 1 will not be surprised'

Yibin Yang of Juss Event says the following: "It is very doubtful that we will get a race off the ground in the first half of the year. Our goal is to move it to the second half of the season. We have made a formal request in the hope of postponing the race."

Yang says he has weekly talks with Formula 1 about the state of affairs, so this will not come as a surprise to them. So there will probably already have been discussions with possible replacements. Motorsport-Total thinks these are Portimao and Imola. Portugal's Grand Prix would then be held on 11 April and there could be a race in Imola on 25 April.

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