Canadian Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus crisis, Formula One announces

Sports Staff

The Canadian Grand Prix has been postponed as the coronavirus continues to impact the Formula 1 calendar.

Montreal was due to host the first race of the disrupted 2020 schedule, but Covid-19 has seen the event postponed.

A statement on the official F1 website read: "We would have been honoured to host the first race on the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship calendar, but we are saddened to have to announce the postponement of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2020 scheduled for June 12-13-14 2020.

"This postponement was not a decision that was taken lightly or easily. Over the past month, we have been in constant communication with Formula 1 and representatives from the city of Montreal, Tourism Montreal and both provincial and federal governments.

"We have heard the directives issued by public health officials and as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic are following the expert guidance provided by the authorities."