Also cancelled in Japan and Azerbaijan

Some thought it was too important to be called off, while some others predicted this was a long time coming. And now, we have confirmation from the organisers themselves that the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020 will not be happening.

Singapore GP stated in a release that the decision was ultimately made due to continuing nationwide restrictions on construction and business activities brought about by the pandemic.

"While there are still more than three months to go before the scheduled race on 20 September, we regret to announce that we will be unable to proceed with the race due to the prohibitions imposed on access and construction of the event venue required for a street race to be held in the city," it stated.

"...with these limitations, which continue to remain in place, building and construction work of the circuit, which normally commences in May, have not been able to commence. We are therefore unable to complete the race circuit infrastructure in time for the race to take place."

The Singapore Tourism Board in the same release stated their support for the decision, saying "this safeguards the health and wellbeing of participants, fans and all Singaporeans", before adding that they look forward to its return in 2021.

Existing ticketholders will automatically be refunded within the next 30 business days. But if you'd rather hold onto your ticket for next year's admission, you can choose to do that too. An email will be sent to ticketholders on next steps.

This cancellation doesn't mean nothing's happening at all. Singapore GP will still be hosting a variety of programmes to keep fans engaged and to promote the sport.

Afterall, the race isn't cancelled everywhere worldwide. Other cities so far confirmed to have cancelled the ongoing 2020 season include Japan and Azerbaijan, due to the pandemic as well.

Formula 1 added in a separate statement that there is a possibility for new host venues to emerge for this year's calendar.


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