As expected the 2020 Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed with the hope of finding an alternative date for the race later in the year. The race scheduled for 19 April 2020, was to be the fourth round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship.
In view of the continued spread of coronavirus and after ongoing discussions with the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China (CAMF) and Shanghai Administration of Sports, the Chinese Grand Prix Promoter, Juss Sports Group, has officially requested that the Formula 1 2020 Chinese Grand Prix be postponed.
Formula 1, together with the FIA, have jointly decided to accept this official request from the promoter and postpone the Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled for 19 April 2020.
As a result of continued health concerns and with the World Health Organisation declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency, Formula 1 and the FIA have taken these measures in order to ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans, which remains of primary concern.
Formula 1 and the FIA continue to work closely with the teams, race promoter, CAMF and the local authorities to monitor the situation as it develops. All parties will take the appropriate amount of time to study the viability of potential alternative dates for the Grand Prix later in the year should the situation improve.
The Chinese Grand Prix has always been a very important part of the Fl calendar and the fans are always incredible. We all look forward to racing in China as soon as possible and wish everyone in the country the best during this difficult time.