The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been officially postponed after race organisers released a statement on Monday Monday.
As reported by Paddock Eye on Sunday the race has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID 19 worldwide pandemic.
In a statement the Baku corcuit said:
Baku City Circuit BCC has today taken the decision to postpone the FORMULA 1 AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX 2020 due to take place on June 5th – 7th.
The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with Formula 1 as well as the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile 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.
In coming to this conclusion, BCC’s primary concern throughout has been the health and well-being of the Azerbaijani people as well as all visiting F1 fans, staff and championship participants.
BCC shares its fans disappointment at not being able to experience the pinnacle of motorsport race through the streets of Baku this June. To that end, we will continue to work closely with Formula 1, the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic to monitor the situation with a view to announcing a new race date later in the 2020 season.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was due to take place from June 5 to 7.