F1 Could Return to China as the Shanghai Circuit Reopens

Published 04/04/2020, 10:43 AM EDT


A ray of hope comes to the fan’s way in this entangled 2020 F1 season. Racing at the Shanghai International Circuit, home of the Chinese Grand Prix, could return in June after the F1 venue opened to private corporate occasions again this week.

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The venue was due to host the fourth round of this present season’s F1 World Championship not long from now. However, it was the main race to be deferred due to the coronavirus. The choice to delay was made in mid-February.

That was the point at which the promoter of the race, Juss Events, mentioned for the GP to be delayed until some other time in 2020.

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China was the main country to be hit by the coronavirus. It has endured 3200 passings with a little more than 81,000 affirmed cases.

Presently, the home of the Chinese Grand Prix is semi-operational again with a Porsche corporate occasion held not long ago. In spite of the fact that it was dependent upon severe measures with constrained participation. There was no entrance for the general public.

The principal race occasion is planned on June 26 with a gathering featured by the Chinese GT Championship. However, the agreement for this is yet to be finalized.

Will F1 return to Shanghai For the 2020 season?

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Shanghai is eager to reschedule the Chinese Grand Prix, which has been an ever-present on the F1 schedule since 2004.

It is not yet clear however on the off chance that a race could fit into a reshuffled F1 schedule. Yet any occasion would need to fall outside of December, January, and February as the normal temperature doesn’t go over 10 degrees celsius.

One of China’s other significant circuits, the Zhuhai International Circuit, revived on March 2. It is booked to have the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival on June 12-14

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Zhuhai is situated close to Macau and is likewise moderately near Sanya on the Island of Hainan, which was planned to have its second Formula E race a month ago.

A rescheduled Sanya E-Prix has a speculative date apportioned for August however it is dependent upon numerous conditions on whether it can proceed.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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