Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix and the Australian leg of the MotoGP have both been cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The Grand Prix which was to be held at the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne on November 18 sees itself getting cancelled a second time in a row.
The MotoGP race on the other hand was decided to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on October 24 also saw itself getting cancelled with the constantly rising cases and the strict lockdown guidelines of the region.
The F1 races were originally scheduled to be held in March 2021 and were postponed to be held in November which was again cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite adhering to proper guidelines and following every safety protocol, F1 decided that it was difficult to bring in healthcare words due to the recent cap on new arrivals in response to the delta strain of the Coronavirus.
The decision to cancel both events was announced on Tuesday by the Australian Grand Prix organization, the Victorian government and Formula One. Last year’s Grand Prix was cancelled when one of the drivers was found to be covid positive. Despite this not being the case this time around, the Delta variant of the virus and strict guidelines by the government made it impossible to hold the Australian Grand Prix and MotoGP.