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Formula 1 confirms 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled

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SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 13: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF90

Formula 1 has announced that the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in the country.

The race, which was also cancelled last year because of the coronavirus situation, was due to be held in mid-October, the third event in a planned triple header after the Russian Grand Prix and the rescheduled Turkish GP.

But on Wednesday morning it was announced the race at the Suzuka circuit would not be going ahead.

A statement from Formula 1 read: "Following ongoing discussions with the promoter and authorities in Japan, Formula 1 could not receive the permission for its personnel to enter Japan from the Government by the due date.

"As a result of this and the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the country the 2021 race in Japan will not take place.

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

"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 from locations to host Formula 1 events this year and beyond."

Keep an eye on Formula1.com for all the latest news on the 2021 calendar.

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