French F1 Grand Prix canceled amid coronavirus outbreak
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French F1 Grand Prix canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

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Paris, Apr 27 : The Grand Prix de France F1 auto race, scheduled to run at le Castallet on June 28, has been canceled due to a ban on public gatherings, the race's organizers said on Monday.

“Due to the announcements of the President of the French Republic to ban all major events until at least the middle of July and to maintain the closure of the Schengen area until further notice, and the recent decisions announced by the French Government to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet takes note of the impossibility to maintain the Formula One Grand Prix de France on 28 June,” the GIP Grand Prix de France said in a statement.

Shortly after, F1 CEO Chase Carey said that the F1 2020 season will begin in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg from July 3 to 5, most likely without spectators. The French Grand Prix, one of the oldest motor races in the world, is held every year as part of the Formula One World Championship. (SPUTNIK)

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