Coronavirus outbreak: Azerbaijan GP latest F1 race to be postponed

Azerbaijan GP is the eighth F1 race to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Australian, Bahrain, Vietnam, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish and Monaco GP are the other races that have been cancelled.

Azerbaijan GP

Azerbaijan GP, which was scheduled to be held in the first weekend of June, has now been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.   -  Getty Images

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, officials announced on Monday. It is the eighth and latest race of the 2020 season to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Officials from the Baku City Circuit said: "The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with Formula 1 as well as the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic.

"This comes as a direct result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and has been based entirely on the expert guidance provided to us by the relevant authorities."

So far, the Australian, Bahrain, Vietnam, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, Monaco and Azerbaijan races have been cancelled.

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