The Singapore Grand Prix was called off due to safety and logistic concerns. This is the second year in a row when the Marina Bay circuit will not host a Formula 1 race. 

Scheduled on October 3, the Singapore GP was to be the first night race of the season. However, the race promoter said that the Grand Prix had to be cancelled “due to ongoing safety and logistic concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Colin Syn, deputy chairman of the race promoter, added that “To cancel the event for the second year in a row is an incredibly difficult decision but a necessary one in light of the prevailing restrictions for live events in Singapore.”

“We would not be able to deliver a full event experience fans have come to expect over the years while safeguarding the health and safety of our fans, contractors, volunteers and staff. Ultimately we have to be responsible, cautious and prudent,” Syn added. 

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A spokesman for F1 world championship promoter Formula One told AFP that it would continue to work with all promoters during this uncertain period and have many options to adapt if necessary.

As per reports, the likes of Turkey, China, and the second race at Austin in the USA are all under consideration as replacements.

The Turkish Grand Prix also met a similar fate when it was cancelled last month.