(Motorsport-Total.com) – Is the Formula 1 race in Shanghai about to be canceled? This concern received breeding ground yesterday through a message from the Chinese motorsport association CAMF. A national winter rally was canceled there on the advice of the Ministry of Sports to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
This is currently keeping the country in suspense and has already caused several deaths. China has cordoned off some cities around the Wuhan epicenter and, according to a CAMF letter, has also suspended all sporting events until April. That would not only be the Wide Prix in Shanghai on 19. April, but also the Formula E race in Sanya on 21. March.
There is no official notification from Formula 1, but at least Formula E continues to strive for a regular event: “According to the current status, the race in Sanya will be held on 21. March held as planned “, a spokesman for the series told 'Motorsport-Total.com'.
“The uncertainty stems from an incorrect jabber from China, which was published with incorrect and misleading information and removed again,” continued the jabber. “Nevertheless, we keep a close eye on space on a daily basis given health concerns.”
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The formula However, E has a decisive geographical advantage: the ePrix takes place on the island of Hainan south of the mainland and could therefore be more likely to escape the restrictions. Sanya at the southern tip of the island is about 1. 700 kilometers from Wuhan.
Shanghai is located ” only “800 kilometers east of Wuhan, but it is still too early for a decision to host the Wide Prix. There is currently no general ban on sporting events until April.