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Method 1: Australian Grand Prix cancelled for second successive 12 months as a consequence of coronavirus

Teammate Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Valtteri Bottas (77) of Finland pours champagne on the top of Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Nice Britain after clinching the 2019 FIA Method 1 World Championship following the F1 – U.S. Grand Prix race at Circuit of The Americas on November 3, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

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Method 1’s Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second 12 months in a row as a consequence of “restrictions and logistical challenges” associated to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have introduced.

The Grand Prix was as a consequence of be held on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne from November 18-21 after being moved from its normal date in March, as a consequence of a change in quarantine restrictions within the state of Victoria.

Nonetheless, on Tuesday organizers introduced that the occasion had been cancelled for the second successive season, with the 2020 occasion additionally known as off after a McLaren crew member contracted coronavirus shortly earlier than the race.

“The Australian Grand Prix Company (AGPC) at the side of the Victorian Authorities and Method 1 as we speak introduced the 2021 Method 1 Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled as a consequence of restrictions and logistical challenges regarding the continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” learn an announcement.

“AGPC will proceed to work with Method 1 and the Victorian Authorities concerning the 2022 calendar timings for the Method 1 Australian Grand Prix occasion.”

The Australian MotoGP, as a consequence of be held in Phillip Island from October 22-24, has additionally been cancelled, with the Malaysian occasion introduced ahead by per week to switch it within the calendar.

“We’re deeply upset that for a second consecutive 12 months, each MotoGP and Method 1 followers will not have the ability to see the world‘s greatest riders and drivers compete on the fantastic Phillip Island and Albert Park Grand Prix Circuits,” stated AGPC chairman Paul Little.

“We respect the problem Australia faces with present worldwide journey restrictions and the significance of vaccinations.

“I wish to reassure our motivated {and professional} workers, suppliers and companions, in addition to the Victorian tourism and main occasions neighborhood that we are going to work tirelessly to ship these iconic occasions in 2022.”

Method 1 chief government Stefano Domenicali added: “Whereas it’s disappointing we can’t be racing in Australia this season, we’re assured we are able to ship a 23 race season in 2021 and now we have quite a lot of choices to take ahead to switch the place left vacant by the Australian Grand Prix.

“We might be working by the main points of these choices within the coming weeks and can present additional updates as soon as these discussions are concluded.”

McLaren’s Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo added: “It is an enormous disappointment for the entire drivers that we can’t be coming right down to Australia in November, however we perceive the explanations.

“For me personally, I am unable to wait to have the prospect to race at dwelling once more, and it will be even sweeter once we do as a result of it has been so lengthy.

“Fingers crossed issues can change for 2022 and we get to see the superior followers at Albert Park once more and placed on an excellent present for them.”

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