Canadian Grand Prix is latest F1 race to be postponed

Hairpin at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve during the F1 Canadian Grand Prix


The Canadian Grand Prix is the latest Formula 1 race to be postponed, pushing the provisional start of the season well into summer.

It leaves the French Grand Prix on 28 June as the first race on the schedule, having originally been the tenth Grand Prix of the year.

However, with an entirely revised calendar due to be published when a reduction in coronavirus restrictions is in sight, the date and location of the season-opener remains unclear.

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Organisers of the Montreal race, which had been set to take place on June 14, said that they were following guidance from authorities in postponing the Grand Prix.

It is expected to be held later in the summer, ahead of the bitterly cold weather that sweeps in later in the year.

“We have been working closely with our friends at the Canadian Grand Prix over the past few weeks and support them in taking this necessary decision to ensure the safety of fans and the F1 community, said Chase Carey, Formula 1’s Chairman and CEO. “We always look forward to travelling to the incredible city of Montreal and while we will all have to wait a bit longer, we will put on a great show when we arrive later this year.”