This year’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to ongoing nationwide Covid-19 restrictions, said race promoter Singapore GP (SGP) and Formula 1 on Friday.
The cancellation of the event, which was slated to take place on September 20, is in light of “the prohibitions imposed on access and construction of the event venue required for a street race to be held in the city”, said SGP in a press release.
Due to these ongoing limitations, the race promoter said they have not been able to commence with the building and construction work of the circuit, which normally begins in May.
“We are therefore unable to complete the race circuit infrastructure in time for the race to take place,” it added, highlighting other challenges such as ongoing mass gathering and worldwide travel restrictions.
SGP deputy chairman Colin Syn said: “The last few months have been extremely challenging on all fronts, and we have now made this difficult decision which Formula 1 and our stakeholders accept we have had to take. Ultimately, the health and safety of our contractors and their workers, spectators, Formula 1 crew, staff and volunteer marshals is our number one priority and we thank everyone for their patience and unwavering support thus far.”
SGP said it will provide existing ticket-holders with automatic refunds within 30 business days, or an option to rollover their ticket to next year’s event. Those who purchased tickets via authorised ticketing partners should contact them for refunds.