The Chinese Grand Prix will not take place in 2023 given the “ongoing difficulties stemming from Covid-19 situation”, Formula 1 said in a tweet.
Formula 1 is assessing alternative options to replace the slot on the 2023 calendar and will provide an update in due course, the organisation said in a statement available on its website on Friday.
The Covid-19 situation in China remains difficult even though Beijing is starting to allow some virus-infected people to isolate at home, starting with residents of the city’s most-populous district.
It’s a landmark shift that reflects the pressure officials are under from a record outbreak and public opposition to the Covid Zero policy.
The 24-race Formula 1 calendar for 2023 that was announced on Sept. 20 included a Grand Prix in China for April.