Noooo. It’s not fair. Another race on the 2021 calendar has been cancelled, and this time the victim is the Australian Grand Prix. The race had already been moved from its usual March spot to November this year, but F1 has now confirmed the race will not be going ahead.
The F1 statement calls the news “disappointing” but that they “are confident [they] can deliver a 23 race season in 2021 and [they] have a number of options to take forward to replace the place left vacant by the Australian Grand Prix.
“We will be working through the details of those options in the coming weeks and will provide further updates once those discussions are concluded.”
— F1 Australian Grand Prix (@ausgrandprix) July 6, 2021
The race was scheduled to be on the 21st of November. There has not yet been any news on which race will replace it.
In conjunction with the local Victorian Government and F1, the organisers of the Australian Grand Prix clarified that the cancellation of the race was a direct result of “restrictions and logistical challenges relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic”.
Being a street circuit, the amount of construction and preparation required is intense, and it’s been decided that it’s just not possible. We’ve also seen street circuit races in Singapore cancelled for similar reasons this year too.
It’s a great shame to lose a race at Melbourne again, especially given that they have just undergone a load of changes to the circuit to promote better overtaking. The race in 2020 was also cancelled as a result of the pandemic.
Are you sad to see the Australian Grand Prix cancelled again?