The Formula 1 World Championship in Japan will not take place due to coronavirus restrictions. The Japanese Grand Prix was scheduled for October 8-10. Last year, the stage in Japan also did not take place due to the pandemic.
“After discussions with the promoter and the Japanese authorities, the Japanese government has decided to cancel the race this season due to the ongoing difficulties associated with the pandemic,” according to the Formula 1 website. The organizers are revising the race calendar.
From July 23 to August 8, the Olympic Games were held in Japan. At this time, the maximum number of cases in the country was updated several times. According to the Japanese Ministry of Health, a new phase of the spread of the virus has begun due to the delta strain. The International Olympic Committee said there was no confirmation of the impact of the Olympic Games on the growth of infections.
The next Formula 1 round will take place in Belgium from 27 to 29 August. The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Sochi from September 24 to 26 will be held with Sochi Autodrom’s occupancy rate of 50%. The competition in Sao Paulo in November will take place with full stands.