PARIS – The Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled for April 17-19, has been postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Juss Sports Group, the promoters of the Chinese Grand Prix, requested the postponement after discussions with the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China and Shanghai Administration of Sports.
The coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, leading to the FIA and Formula One to jointly accept the postponement request.
Formula One and FIA officials will work with all parties involved to monitor the situation and potentially reschedule the race later in the year.
“The Chinese Grand Prix has always been a very important part of the F-1 calendar and the fans are always incredible,” Formula One officials said in a statement. “We all look forward to racing in China as soon as possible and wish everyone in the country the best during this difficult time.”