The Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 was canceled for the first time in 66 years

The Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 was canceled for the first time in 66 years

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The FIA refused the stage of the Formula 1 in Monaco after the news that Prince albert II was discovered coronavirus. The country entered in the calendar of the races in 1950, and four years later the race became an annual event. Thus, this is the first phase cancellation for 66 years.

According to the plan of the Monaco Grand Prix was to be held 21-24 may, but then it was postponed indefinitely. March 19, local authorities said that the Prince albert II of Monaco was diagnosed with coronavirus. 64-year-old monarch is known for his his love of Formula 1 – every year he personally handed the Cup to the victorious pilot.

Later the Automobile club de Monaco has announced that in 2020 the Grand Prix will not take place. So the next time the Principality will Royal race only in 2021.

Previously, because of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 abolished the Chinese Grand Prix, which was held in Shanghai from 17 to 19 April. After it became known about the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Australia, and then on transfers for an indefinite period of Grand Prix of Bahrain and Vietnam.

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March 19, the world Council of the FIA took the decision to postpone summer break from August to April, and extend it to 21 days (usually it takes two weeks). A new calendar for the season 2020 will be created in the coming days.

From pandemic affected not only Formula 1 but also Formula E, WEC championship and Moto GP. And the marathon “24 hours of Le Mans”, which was held on 13-14 June, was moved to September 19-20.

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