The Australian Grand Prix was once known as off Tuesday for a 2d 12 months in succession because of logistical issues brought about by means of the pandemic, however Components One bosses stated they nonetheless deliberate on a 23-race season.
The race have been scheduled on November 21, however hit roadblocks over Australia’s requirement for in a foreign country arrivals to go through 14 days of obligatory quarantine. The 2021 Australian MotoGP in October was once additionally cancelled.
With Components One’s Brazilian Grand Prix going down on November 7, drivers and groups should not have been ready to finish the specified lockdown in time, with ideas of a extra at ease bio-secure bubble reportedly rejected.
The Australian MotoGP scheduled for Phillip Island on October 24 fell for a 2d 12 months with the Malaysian MotoGP introduced ahead per week to take its slot and an additional race weekend added in Portugal’s Algarve on November 7.
Australian Grand Prix Company chairman Paul Little stated he was once “deeply disillusioned”.
“We respect the problem Australia faces with present global go back and forth restrictions and the significance of vaccinations,” he added.
The Components One race had already been driven again from its conventional season-opening fit in March to November, sandwiched between the Brazilian Grand Prix and the inaugural race in Saudi Arabia in the beginning of December.
Cancellation approach two years with out a Components One race at Melbourne’s newly-reconfigured Albert Park after the 2020 version was once dramatically known as off simply sooner than the hole follow consultation.
It follows the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix on October 3 additionally on account of Covid-19 worries.
In spite of the setbacks, Components One leader Stefano Domenicali stated he was once assured of nonetheless having the ability to level a 23-race season in 2021.
“Whilst it’s disappointing we would possibly not be racing in Australia this season, we’re assured we will ship a 23-race season in 2021 and we have now various choices to take ahead,” he stated.