Organisers of Formula 1’s Singapore Grand Prix say they are keeping an “open dialogue” with championship officials regarding its 2020 event.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused seven of the opening 10 grands
prix to be postponed, with three others – Australia, Monaco and France –
Formula 1 has outlined its intention to begin the 2020 season in
Austria on July 5 – with the ambition of running two races – followed by a
round in Britain later in the month.
It hopes to hold further events in Europe before travelling to Eurasia
and Asia, America, and then finishing in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi in December.
The Singapore Grand Prix has typically been the first event of the late-season ‘flyaway’ rounds, with its 2020 race originally scheduled for September 20.
“Singapore GP is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and
maintaining an open dialogue with Formula 1, the Singapore Government and our
stakeholders during this time,” said a spokesperson for the event.
“The Formula 1 calendar for the 2020 season is
currently being reviewed. We will update our ticketholders on
any developments as soon as the information is available.
“Singapore GP will continue to keep a close watch on developments,
placing the health and safety of our patrons, fans, spectators, crew and staff
as our topmost priority.”
The event, which takes place at night, is held in the Marina Bay
district of the city.
Singapore has been a permanent fixture on the Formula 1 calendar
Its contract runs through until the end of 2021.