Singapore GP cancelled for the second year due to pandemic concerns

A replacement is still to be confirmed as F1 said it’s considering ‘several options for additional races

By F1total.ca staff
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Famous for being held at night, the Singapore GP has been part of the F1 championship since 2008 (Photo: Singapore/GP)

The 2021 Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, F1 has announced on Friday.

The race was scheduled for the Oct. 1-3 weekend as the 16th round of the 2021 calendar. A replacement is still to be confirmed, and F1 said it’s considering ‘several options for additional races.’

“Formula 1 and race organizers have confirmed that this year’s Singapore Grand Prix will not take place,” read the official announcement, “with organizers citing ongoing safety and logistic concerns brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The 2020 edition of the Singapore Grand Prix was also called off for the same reason.

The 2021 calendar has been in constant state of flux due to the pandemic, with the Canadian GP and the Turkish GP getting dropped in April and May, respectively.

Famous for being held at night, the Singapore Grand Prix has been part of the F1 championship since 2008. Sebastian Vettel is the race’s most consistent winner, with five victories, followed by Lewis Hamilton, with four.

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