After the postponement of the Australian Grand Prix all the way back to November, cancellation of Chinese Grand Prix and the announcement that Bahrain will host the inaugural Grand Prix of the season, it seems that the show won’t run smoothly from then on and “business-as-usual” season cannot be expected, as further three races are one step away from cancellation.
It has been reported this morning that races in Monaco, Canada and Azerbaijan are under threat due to coronavirus situation and face cancellation for the second year in a row. Preparations for all three races need to begin months in advance as Monaco and Azerbaijan are street races and the officials do not wish to commit themselves as there’s still significant doubt about the races going ahead.
Although, Formula 1 faced numerous logistical problems last year, they still managed to get the season underway and nothing less is expected from the fans this year. The reports indicate that a solution plan is already being formed. The trio of races would be replaced by those that filled the breach last season – Istanbul, Mugello and Nurburgring.
This additional turn of events further complicated the situation about the vacant slot on the 2nd of May. Portimao has been most recently linked with the date as it is only a week ahead of the race in Barcelona.