Last year’s event, the country’s 12th, drew a record 238,000 over three days of entertainment at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore GP)

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Singapore calls off F1 Grand Prix as Covid stymies infrastructure preparations

15 June 2020 | By GCR staff | 0 Comments

Race promoter Singapore GP and Formula 1 have cancelled September’s Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020 due to nationwide restrictions on construction and other activities brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Work on race circuit infrastructure had been due to start in May for the 20 September event.

“The last few months have been extremely challenging on all fronts, and we have now made this difficult decision which Formula 1 and our stakeholders accept we have had to take. Ultimately, the health and safety of our contractors and their workers, spectators, Formula 1 crew, staff and volunteer marshals is our number one priority and we thank everyone for their patience and unwavering support thus far,” said Colin Syn, deputy chairman of Singapore GP on 12 June

The company said ticket holders would be refunded within 30 business days, or their tickets rolled over to next year.

F1 races in Japan, Azerbaijan, Monaco and other countries have also been cancelled.

Last year’s event, the country’s 12th, drew a record 238,000 people over three days of entertainment at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Photograph: Last year’s event, the country’s 12th, drew a record 238,000 over three days of entertainment at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore GP)