Formula 1 is getting closer to the race in Qatar to replace the Australian GP

Formula 1 is getting closer to the race in Qatar to replace the Australian GP
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Seeking to complete the desired number of 23 races in the calendar and year, Formula 1 is getting closer to holding a race in Qatar, on 21 November, the date that originally belonged to the Australian GP, ​​due to the Covid pandemic. Cause it was cancelled. -19.

According to information from Autosport magazine, Formula 1 is working on the possibility of holding one of its races at the Losel International Circuit, a traditional MotoGP stage that has hosted the category since 2004. Despite having a distinctive stage of motorcycle speed, the Losel has been able to achieve the FIA’s Grade 1 and one final night race, the main single-seat category on the planet.

If the possibility is confirmed, Formula 1 will race the final part of the World Cup in a triple round race in the Middle East after racing in Saudi Arabia on December 5 and Qatar on December 12, passing through Abu Dhabi.

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Qatar is set to be announced as the venue for Formula 1 (Photo: LCR)

With the ambitious project of holding the most extensive season in its history, Formula 1 is dealing with cancellations. Recently, the category was forced to cancel the Japanese GP due to the restrictions of COVID-19. The same happened with tests in Canada, Australia and Singapore.

The Montreal stage, scheduled for June, was initially replaced by the Turkish GP, but Britain’s entry and exit restrictions forced the cancellation of the race at Istanbul Park. Therefore, Formula 1 opted to race continuously in Austria. The place for the return of the Turkish circuit came with the cancellation of the Street Race in Singapore.

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In addition to cancellations, other races are at risk due to the delta version of Covid-19, such as races in the United States, Mexico and Brazil, countries that are on the government’s red list of England, the host country among the ten teams in the grid. Seven from

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