Formula One has announced that this season’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed.
Initially scheduled to take place across weekend of 5-7 June, the race has been postponed after F1 and FIA accepted a request from the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak following ‘extensive discussions’.
Baku City Circuit (BCC) said that they ‘shares its fans disappointment at not being able to experience the pinnacle of motorsport race through the streets of Baku this June.’ in a short statement.
BCC will work closely with F1 and the FIA plus the Government of Azerbaijan Republic to monitor the developing situation, with the aim of announcing a new race date for later this season
Circuit organisers have also confirmed that all tickets will be valid, although all spectators will be informed about their options once a new date is confirmed in due course.
Formula Two will also not run in Baku as a consequence of this announcement, with no further details currently available on whether F2 will run this round when rescheduled or not.
F1 therefore is now set to commence the 2020 season in Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve across the weekend of 12-14 June, although that too is in doubt after Canada withdrew their Olympics squad from this summer’s Olympics in Japan.