the Canadian Grand Prix have set an Easter deadline for a decision on whether
its event will go ahead as planned.
prix is due to take place at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on 12-14 June
and is currently slated to be the opening round of the 2020 season.
Formula 1 has
already postponed all events up until that point while Monaco – originally scheduled
for late May – has been cancelled altogether.
“We would have to make a decision by Easter weekend,” Canadian Grand Prix promoter Francois Dumontier is quoted by the BBC, referring to 11/12 April.
“If the situation has improved by then, we could have the site ready on schedule.
in a better position than Monaco or Baku where they race through the city
streets and have to build a track.
the track. We’re optimistic but we also know things change by the hour, so
we’re also realistic.”
added that Canada would aim for another slot on any revised calendar but
remains wary that weather limitations in Quebec would be a hindrance.
as we know, I will not be able to present the Canadian Grand Prix in November
in Montreal,” he said.
“It has to be
within the months that allow it; we would be talking about the end of summer,
or the beginning of fall.”