The Formula E championship has suspended its season for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic, the all-electric series mentioned on Friday.
Races in Rome and China’s Sanya have already been postponed even though Indonesia’s money metropolis Jakarta on Wednesday delayed a race scheduled for June six more than problems about the virus.
Before on Friday, Formula One’s season was thrown into turmoil with the cancellation of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, adopted by the postponement of the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix, because of to the coronavirus, which has killed more than four,900 people today globally.
“As has been documented a short while ago in Europe specially and throughout the environment, the boost of COVID-19 instances go on to rise on a day by day foundation and specialists are expressing it is predicted to peak in the future thirty day period,” Formula E mentioned in a assertion.
“For this reason, we have made a decision to quickly suspend the 2019-20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
“This conclusion has not been taken flippantly, but we really feel it is an vital a single to safeguard the health and fitness and wellbeing of personnel, groups, partners and suppliers — as effectively as their households — who journey with each other with Formula E.”
Formula E mentioned it would continue to be under “pink flag” problems in March and April, meaning that the Paris race on April 18 was also postponed.
“We will then move to a “yellow flag” in May well, with Seoul no for a longer period attainable to be staged on the authentic day of May well 3 even though trying to keep the option open up to potentially rearrange races later on that thirty day period relying on developments,” it extra.
Formula E mentioned it hoped to host races in June and July and potentially include supplemental rounds relying on the scenario.
Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Enhancing by Peter Rutherford.