The 2020 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix is set to be officially called off after the event’s ticketing agency contacted fans on Thursday informing them that the race was cancelled.
The Shanghai race was at risk since the Chinese government announced some weeks ago that the country will not be hosting most of its planned international sports events this year and it looks like it will be officially cancelled in the next few days.
The Chinese Grand Prix was the first to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but the event promoter intended to reschedule its race, targeting a date in November with the hope of having fans in the grandstands.
However, the Chinese government announcement smashed those plans and this Thursday the official ticketing agency, Damai, started to contact the fans with tickets, informing them the event was cancelled.
All this season’s Asian races have been cancelled, except the Vietnam Grand Prix, that will debut in the Formula 1 World Championship.
Ross Brawn told Grand Prix 247 this week that FOM still wants to race this year in Asia and there are rumours about the return of the Sepang circuit to the 2020’s calendar.
Nowadays, there are thirteen confirmed races, but the Middle East grands prix, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi are set to have its events, with the Sakhir circuit potentially hosting two races.