Formula One has axed the Chinese Grand Prix from its racing calendar for a fourth year in a row as the country faces unprecedented civil protests against it’s draconian Covid laws.
: ‘Formula 1 can confirm, following dialogue with the promoter and relevant authorities, 슬롯사이트추천 that the 2023 Chinese Grand Prix will not take place due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation.
‘Formula 1 is assessing alternative options to replace the slot on the 2023 calendar and will provide an update on this in due course.’
F1 bosses announced last year that the sport would return to the Shanghai International Circuit on April 16 after a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic – but it has now been axed again with no indication of whether a 2024 race is being considered.
It was to be the fourth Grand Prix of the season, following Melbourne on April 2 and and followed by Baku on April 30.
Sportsmail understands F1 is still looking for an alternative venue for the vacant slot and has a number of possible options.However, given the scale of the F1 operation, it is unlikely a replacement will be announced before Christmas.
The cancellation of the race in China will mark the fourth season it has been scrubbed from the schedule. The 2023 season will start in Bahrain on March 5 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26.
has been beset by criticism – both domestically and internationally – over it’s draconian laws.
The Chinese Grand Prix has been axed from the Formula One calendar for the 2023 season
The decision was made as a result of China’s strict Covid lockdowns that have led to unprecedented civil unrest across the country – with protesters clashing with police in this screen grab taken from social media
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