Owing to the coronavirus pandemic the Formula E championship has suspended its season, the all-electric series said Friday.
Races in Rome and China’s Sanya have also postponed. While Indonesia’s capital Jakarta canceled a race scheduled for June 6 over fears about the virus on Wednesday.
Earlier Friday, the Formula One season plunged into chaos with the cancelation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Followed by the postponement of the Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix due to the coronavirus. This has killed more than 4,900 people worldwide.
As recently recorded in Europe in particular and around the world. The growth in COVID-19 cases continues to climb on a regular basis. Experts say it is likely to plateau in the coming month, Formula E said in a statement.
For this reason, we agreed to cancel the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship for a temporary duration.
This decision was not taken lightly. But we believe it is important to protect the safety and well-being of staff, colleagues, partners, and suppliers. As well as their families. Who works with Formula E together.
Formula E said it would continue under “red flag” terms in March and April. This means the Paris meeting also postponed on April 18.
We would then move on to a “black flag” in May, with Seoul no longer being able to hold on May 3’s original date but leaving the possibility open for potentially rearranging races based on changes later that month, “he said.
Formula E said it expected in June and July to stage races and eventually add new rounds based on the situation.
The Formula One season was plunged into chaos earlier Friday with the cancelation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix due to the coronavirus. Which killed over 4,900 people worldwide.
As recently reported in Europe in particular and around the world, the spike in COVID-19 cases continues to grow daily and experts believe it is likely to plateau in the next month.