Another high profile casualty of the sporting and F1 calendar, the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2020, has been cancelled.
Race organisers cited the continuing nationwide restrictions on construction and business activities brought about by the COVID- 19 pandemic.
The press statement explains the race could not go on due to the prohibitions imposed on access and construction of the event venue required for a street race to be held in the city.
Apart from the closure of the event venue, other challenges include ongoing mass gathering and worldwide travel restrictions. These and other measures were understandably put in place by the Singapore Government and the various authorities to prioritise safety and are targeted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
With these limitations, which continue to remain in place, building and construction work of the circuit, which normally commences in May, have not been able to start even until today.
As such. the race circuit infrastructure would not have been able to be put in place, in time.
Singapore GP will provide existing ticketholders with automatic refunds within 30 business days, or if preferred, an option to rollover their ticket to next year’s event. Ticketholders will be contacted with more information on the next steps. Ticketholders who purchased via SGP's Authorised Ticketing Partners should contact them for refunds.