F1 bosses cancel Australian Grand Prix again due to Covid ‘restrictions and challenges’

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The Australian Grand Prix was scheduled to take place from 18-21 November at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne. However, the event has been cancelled once again due to Covid-19.

The Australian Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second year in a row as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 21st round of the Formula One season has been axed once again as a result of the extremely tight border restrictions in the country.

The race was set to take place from 18-21 November at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

The MotoGP world championship race also set to take place in Australia in October has been cancelled.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, Paul Little said: “We’re deeply disappointed that for a second consecutive year, both MotoGP™ and Formula 1® fans won’t be able to see the world’s best riders and drivers compete at the wonderful Phillip Island and Albert Park Grand Prix Circuits.

“We appreciate the challenge Australia faces with current international travel restrictions and the importance of vaccinations.

“I would like to reassure our motivated and professional staff, suppliers and partners, as well as the Victorian tourism and major events community that we will work tirelessly to deliver these iconic events in 2022.”

Meanwhile, organisers explained: “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel complications and logistical restrictions mean it has not been possible to confirm the viability of the event at this time, and it will therefore not feature on the 2021 calendar.”

More to follow.

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