Three further Grands Prix on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The races in Azerbaijan, Singapore, and Japan will play no part this season as F1 bosses still target 15 to 18 races on a heavily revised calendar.
Formula 1 said in a statement this morning: “As a result of the challenges presented by Covid-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken the decision to cancel their races for the 2020 season.
“These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries. In Singapore and Azerbaijan, the long lead times required to construct street circuits made hosting the events during a period of uncertainty impossible and, in Japan, ongoing travel restrictions also led to the decision not to proceed with the race.
F1 bosses are still confident of adding races in Germany, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain – with doubleheaders in both the Middle East nations – with a potential rescheduled Canadian Grand Prix among others.