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Japanese Grand Prix 2021

Official: Japanese Grand Prix cancelled

The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has officially been called off due to the ongoing complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has officially been cancelled due to ongoing complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's the second consecutive year that Formula 1 will miss out on a visit to Suzuka, with the event originally set to take place from 8-10 October.

"Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan the decision has been taken by the Japanese government to cancel the race this season due to ongoing complexities of the pandemic in the country," said Formula 1 in a statement.

Formula 1 has not announced whether there will be a replacement race or what will happen with the rest of the 2021 calendar, which is now down to 11 races. The sport says many locations are interested in hosting a round on the F1 schedule this season and beyond.

"Formula 1 is now working on the details of the revised calendar and will announce the final details in the coming weeks," the statement continued.

"Formula 1 has proven this year, and in 2020, that we can adapt and find solutions to the ongoing uncertainties and is excited by the level of interest in locations to host Formula 1 events this year and beyond."

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