Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix postponed
AMIDST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CANADIAN GRANP PRIX ORGANIZERS HAD NOT CHOICE BUT TO POSTPONE THE JUNE 12-14 EVENT AT CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE
It was just a matter of time before the decision was to be made as Quebec Prime Minister announced a couple of days ago the extension, in part, to non-essential businesses to be kept closed until early May and with the pandemic still affecting the world at the moment.
There has not been any announcement regarding the new dates for the Grand Prix to be rescheduled later this year. Canadian Grand prix organizers reassured ticket holders their Canadian Formula One Grand Prix 2020 will continue to be valid.
The statement read: “To our ticket holders, please be assured that all tickets for the FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX 2020 will continue to be valid. As soon as the new date of the Grand Prix is confirmed, all spectators will be informed of the available options, both for those who have purchased their tickets through the GPCanada’s website (www.gpcanada.ca) and through other channels.”
“I am proud to see how such wonderful initiatives and technical advancements stemming from Formula 1 are being applied in a time of crisis. At the moment it is crucial that all of our energies be put together to overcome COVID-19. We will welcome you with open arms at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve as soon as it is safe to do so,” said François Dumontier, President and CEO Formula One Grand Prix.
“We have been working closely with our friends at the Canadian Grand Prix over the past few weeks and support them in taking this necessary decision to ensure the safety of fans and the F1 community. We always look forward to travelling to the incredible city of Montreal and while we will all have to wait a bit longer, we will put on a great show when we arrive later this year,” added Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1
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