2021 Formula 1 Australian GP is canceled

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Restrictions and logistical challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) and the Victorian government to cancel the 2021 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

Racing fans from the Land Down Under will be deprived of the spectacle anew,  which was support to be held at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit from November 18 to November 21, 2021.

The upcoming MotoGP event at Phillip Island is also canceled.

“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,” said Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman Paul Little.

“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,” he added.

And while the race in Melbourne was set to be round 21 of 23, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali remains positive that the organization can still deliver a 23-race season this year.

“While it is disappointing we won’t be racing in Australia this season, we are confident we can deliver a 23 race season in 2021 and we have a number of options to take forward to replace the place left vacant by the Australian Grand Prix. We will be working through the details of those options in the coming weeks and will provide further updates once those discussions are concluded,” said Domenicali.

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