The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020, originally scheduled to take place on 20 September, has been cancelled. The Singapore GP race promoter said the cancellation was due to the continuing nationwide restrictions on construction and business activities, as well as other difficulties brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The last few months have been extremely challenging on all fronts, and we have now made this difficult decision which Formula 1 and our stakeholders accept we have had to take,” said Singapore GP Deputy Chairman Colin Syn.
“Ultimately, the health and safety of our contractors and their workers, spectators, Formula 1 crew, staff and volunteer marshals is our number one priority, and we thank everyone for their patience and unwavering support thus far. While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to host the race this year, we look forward to welcoming fans to the race next season and wish the Formula 1 community well as it starts its season in July.”
Singapore GP says that it will provide existing ticketholders with automatic refunds within 30 business days, or if preferred, an option to rollover their ticket to next year’s event. Ticketholders who purchased via SGP’s Authorized Ticketing Partners should contact them for refunds.
Singapore Tourism Board Director Sports Ong Ling Lee said, “The Singapore Tourism Board supports the joint decision by race promoter Singapore GP and Formula 1 to cancel the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020, as this safeguards the health and wellbeing of participants, fans and all Singaporeans.”
“Since 2008, the F1 race has generated benefits for both Singapore and the F1 franchise, with many local businesses actively involved in race preparations and operations. We take pride in our track record of hosting the first and only F1 night street race for the past 12 years, and we look forward to its return next year.”