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China’s 2023 F1 Grand Prix will not take place due to Covid-19 pandemic


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 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 for April.


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