Formula 1 announced the cancellation of stages in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and Canada

Formula 1 stage in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and Canada will not take place in 2020, according to the official website of the racing series.

As noted in the report, this decision is due to “the changing nature of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, local restrictions and the need to ensure safety,” it was made after negotiations with partners in the countries that were supposed to hold the race.

“We want to pay tribute to our partners in North and South America and look forward to returning there next season when they can once again please millions of fans around the world, “said Formula 1 chief executive Chase Carey.

In the original Formula 1 calendar, the race in Canada (Montreal) was scheduled for June 14, while the tracks in the United States (Austin), Mexico (Mexico City) and Brazil (Sao Paulo) were scheduled for October 25, November 1 and November 15, respectively. The stage in Canada was previously postponed indefinitely.

On Friday, it became known that on October 9-11, the stage will be held in Germany (on the “Nurburgring” track), on October 23-25 – in Portugal (Portman), on October 31 – November 1 – in Italy (Imola). There are currently 13 stages in the calendar (including three already held).