Fans will not be admitted to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan on June 6th due to continuing fears about the coronavirus, organizers said on Friday.
The Baku city chain, which is organizing the race, said the decision not to allow fans “comes after discussion” with the Azerbaijani government, F1 and the governing body of motorsport, the FIA.
“Every possibility has been explored to find a way to organize the racing weekend in 2021 in a safe and responsible way that will allow fans to return to the fastest street chain in F1,” the BCC said in a statement.
“However, as the global situation and pandemic response continue to improve, it has become clear that the 2021 Formula One Grand Prix race in Azerbaijan arrived too early for BCC to host the event with fans in attendance. . “
The race, which takes place on a windy street chain through the city, was one of several canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Fans who have purchased tickets can use them next year at no extra cost or apply for a refund.