Formula One and Moto GP Australian Grand: This year’s Australian Formula
One Grand Prix has been canceled, the Victorian government has confirmed.
The MotoGP at Phillip Island has also been canceled.
and removed from their respective calendars due to ‘restrictions and logistical
challenges relating to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.’
The F1 Grand Prix had already been moved to November from March and a Covid-
safe plan had been developed by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC)
involving secure bubbles for the teams.
However, it has proved too difficult to organize and the race, due to be held at Albert
Park in Melbourne, has been scrapped, as it was in 2020.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) tweeted: ‘We regret to announce that
the 2021 AusGP has been canceled due to restrictions and logistical challenges
relating to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.’
AGPC chairman Paul Little’s statement read: ‘We’re deeply disappointed that for
a second consecutive year, both MotoGP and Formula One fan won’t be able to see
the world’s best riders and drivers compete at the wonderful Phillip Island and Albert
Park Grand Prix Circuits.’
We appreciate the challenge Australia faces with current international travel
restrictions and the importance of vaccinations.’
Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali reassured fans that there would still
be 23 races on the calendar this season and there are plans in place to go elsewhere.
He said in a statement: ‘While it is disappointing we won’t be racing in Australia this
season, we are confident we can deliver a 23-race season in 2021 and we have a
number of options to take forward to replace the place left vacant by the Australian
‘We will be working through the details of those options in the coming weeks and
will provide further updates once those discussions are concluded.’