F1 expects Mexico, U.S. to go ahead despite Canada cancellation

Formula One expects the Mexican and U.S. Grands Prix to go ahead this year despite the cancellation of Canada's race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The June 13 race in Montreal has been called off for the second year in a row due to quarantine requirements for visitors.   -  REUTERS

Formula One expects the Mexican and U.S. Grands Prix to go ahead this year despite the cancellation of Canada's race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The June 13 race in Montreal has been called off for the second year in a row due to quarantine requirements for visitors.

Turkey has taken Canada's place on the same date.

"Following the specific news regarding Canada, Formula One wants to be very clear that there is no change to the races in Mexico and the U.S. later this season and expect them to go ahead," Mexican Grand Prix organisers quoted F1 as saying in a statement on Thursday.

"We have been working closely with the promoters and they are ready to put on a great show and we look forward to being there later this season."

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All races in the Americas were cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Mexico City's race is scheduled for Oct. 31 this year, a week after the U.S. round in Austin, Texas.

Mexico has suffered more than 215,000 fatalities from the new coronavirus but separate government data published in March suggested the actual death toll is at least 60% above the confirmed figure.

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