The global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues to affect large countries. The sport of the different continents was affected by the restrictions imposed by the different governments, due to the advance of the virus. On the other hand, the new strain that was known in the last hours made many organizers take the decision to cancel some important tests. Among them is the Formula e.
The electricity category announced on Tuesday that the first two dates of the 2021 calendar, which were to be held in Santiago de Chile, will not be carried out. As confirmed by the organizers to the medium ‘Motorsport.com’, they hope that it can be run normally a few months later. The closure of the borders of the different countries with the United Kingdom was fundamental for the cancellation of the test.
As confirmed by the authorities, the Municipality of Santiago made the decision not to run the tests on January 16 and 17, 2021, which began the Formula E championship. In the last season, the champion was Antonio Felix da Costa. The Portuguese won the crown of the electrical category, after Jean-Eric Vergne won twice in a row.
“We are working with the city to finalize the dates on which the competitions will be held later in the first quarter of 2021. Due to the recent news about the temporary closure of Chile’s borders, in conjunction with the Municipality of Santiago we have agreed postpone the 2021 Santiago E-Prix. This is why the double round on January 16 and 17 will not be played, ”said the organizers.
On the other hand, tentative dates have not yet been specified to carry out the Santiago E-Prix. “We are working with the city to set the new dates for the races to be held later in the first quarter of the year. We will officially announce these new dates as part of our calendar update, when we also confirm the second batch of races for the 2020/21 calendar. “
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