Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020 has officially cancelled.
Following a statement released by Formula 1 today (12/6), Singapore Grand Prix will no longer continue their 2020 season, alongside Grands Prix in Japan and Azerbaijan.
"As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken the decision to cancel their races for the 2020 season. These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries," said Formula 1, in a press statement.
The long-awaited Singapore race is not scheduled to take place until 18 - 20 September, however, due to restrictions and prohibitions in the country because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, construction of the event venue has not been able to take place since May 2020 and thus, won't be ready in time for the race.
“The last few months have been extremely challenging on all fronts…Ultimately, the health and safety of our contractors and their workers, spectators, Formula 1 crew, staff and volunteer marshals is our number one priority; While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to host the race this year, we look forward to welcoming fans to the race next season” said Mr Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd, in a press statement.
For ticketholders, Singapore Grand Prix is offering automatic refunds or the option to hold off tickets for the race's 2021 edition. More information will be available in the coming weeks via their official website.
Beyond the actual race, the Singapore Grand Prix draws in a large crowd for its impeccable Night Race concerts.
Last year, Singapore hosted its 12th consecutive Night Race, which was the second-most attended event in its 12-year history. The three-day weekend drew 268,000 spectators to the Marina Bay Street Circuit and the night race concerts hosted names such as Gwen Stefani, Red Hot Chili Peppers, MUSE, Swedish House Mafia and Fatboy Slim.
Swedish House Mafia, Gwen Stefani and Red Hot Chili Peppers steal the show at the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix concerts – check out our festival report
No date has yet to confirmed for Singapore Grand Prix 2021, so in the meantime, you can re-watch the race's 2019 highlights here: