F1 driver Max Verstappen drives his car through one of the two banked corners during a test and official presentation of the renovated F1 track in the beachside resort of Zandvoort, western Netherlands. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was on Monday added to a growing list of Formula One races to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP Photo/Peter Dejong
F1 driver Max Verstappen drives his car through one of the two banked corners during a test and official presentation of the renovated F1 track in the beachside resort of Zandvoort, western Netherlands. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was on Monday added to a growing list of Formula One races to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another one bites the F1 dust as Azerbaijan GP falls prey to Covid-19

By Reuters Time of article published Mar 23, 2020

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BAKU – Azerbaijan postponed its June 7 Formula One Grand Prix on Monday, leaving the stalled championship with a major rescheduling headache after already cancelling or calling off seven earlier races.

The latest postponement followed the cancellation of the Australian and Monaco rounds and the postponement of Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands and Spain.

A statement on the official Formula One website read:

"The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with Formula 1 as well as the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic.

"This comes as a direct result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and has been based entirely on the expert guidance provided to us by the relevant authorities."

The next race yet to be postponed is the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on June 14 but that also looks uncertain due to the pandemic. 

Reuters

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