2021 is Honda’s final year in Formula 1. It is thus the last chance for Japanese fans to see the national automaker fight for victories at Suzuka. Or it was, since the Japanese GP has been canceled for the second year in a row. This moment is one of frustration for the engine supplier, who is missing an important race in Formula 1’s farewell.
The reason for the cancellation is, of course, the epidemic. Japan is facing a new wave of the Covid-19 virus, with record numbers of infections recorded. So we chose to be careful about the possibility of opening the doors to teams coming from abroad.
“It is a shame that for the second year in a row it is not possible to hold the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka,” Honda commented in a statement. “We at Honda were even more disappointed because this is the last year of our Formula 1 project and we know many fans were excited to go to the race.”
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“However, the 2021 season is exciting, and promising. We will do our best, and strive hard to reach the goal of winning both worlds. It is the end of Honda’s Formula 1 project and we hope the fans will continue to support us.” , shaded.
The Japanese Grand Prix was scheduled to start on October 10, in three races that would also include the Russian and Turkish races. The cancellation is a new chapter in F1’s mission to end the final extension of the 2021 calendar.
The final stage of the F1 calendar is still riven by a series of problems. Turkey, Mexico and Brazil, for example, remain on the UK’s red list, meaning anyone visiting these countries must spend ten days in quarantine at a government-approved hotel, which makes scheduling difficult. And Formula 1 has not received any exception from the government.
However, the São Paulo GP has already been confirmed by the state government, with even Governor João Doria (PSDB) revealing plans to sell 100% of tickets to Interlagos. Phase F1 is seen as a test event for the resumption of activities. Moreover, the situation in the United States is also not comfortable. Although the state is not on the warning list by the British, Texas is booming. According to data from the state Department of Public Health, only three ICU beds were available in Austin on Wednesday.
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