The International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the Formula 1 They have accepted a request from the Juss Sports Group promoter to suspend the Chinese Grand Prix, the fourth World Cup event that was to be held on April 19, although they do not rule out that the race will be held at the end of the year if it “improves the situation” with the health crisis caused by the coronavirus.
“As a result of continuing health concerns and with the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency, the FIA and Formula 1 have taken these measures to ensure the health and safety of staff, championship participants and fans, which remains the main concern, “the FIA said in a statement.
Both the international federation and F1 will continue “working closely with the teams, the promoter and the local authorities to monitor the situation as it develops“.” All parties will take the necessary time to study the feasibility of possible alternative dates for the Grand Prix to be held later this year if the situation improves, “the agency advanced.
In addition, the FIA noted that “the Chinese Grand Prix It has long been an important part of the F1 calendar. “” The FIA and F1 hope to compete in China as soon as possible and wish the country the best at this difficult time, “he concluded.