Singapore GP cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

The Singapore Grand Prix was cancelled for the second consecutive year due to COVID-19 restrictions, race organisers confirmed on June 4.

The deputy chairman of the Singapore GP said in a statement that the decision was an “incredibly difficult” one but necessary due to existing restrictions for live events in the country.

The statement said, “We would not be able to deliver a full event experience fans have come to expect over the years, while safeguarding the health and safety of our fans, contractors, volunteers and staff. Ultimately, we have to be responsible, cautious and prudent as safety is our number one concern.”

Singapore has managed the pandemic and recorded low numbers of infections by enforcing tough immigration restrictions and a thorough test-and-trace system.

Formula 1 is reported to be assessing its options to replace the Singapore race with Turkey, China and a second race in the United States on the cards.

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