The French Grand Prix, which was to be held on the last weekend of June, has become this Monday the tenth race of the Formula 1 World Cup suspended due to the coronavirus, so the championship will not start until July. This places the Austrian Grand Prix, scheduled for July 5, as the first test that remains on the calendar.
The French Government’s announcement of ban any massive event until mid-July It liquidated the few options that remained for the French race, which unlike other tests that will try to be rescheduled later in the year, confirms its definitive absence until 2021.
“Given the evolution of the coronavirus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State. It is impossible to keep our event. The eyes of the Le Castellet circuit are already turning towards the summer of 2021 to offer our spectators an unprecedented event in the heart of the Région Sud, “explained Circuit Director Eric Boullier.
For his part, F1 president Chase Carey called this announcement “disappointing” but expressed “full support for the decision made by the French authorities.” “We hope to return to Paul Ricard soon“, wish.