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Canadian Grand Prix canceled due to Covid-19

Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 9, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The Canadian Grand Prix, set to take place on the 13th of June in Montreal, has been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The public health authorities concluded that holding the event behind closed doors still means a high risk for Covid-19 transmission, and therefore decided to cancel the event.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Quebec would allow the Formula 1 race to take place under certain conditions, one of them keeping the risk of spreading Covid-19 at a minimum.

As the Championship maintains a fast-paced travel schedule, F1 officials wanted an exception for the 14-day mandatory quarantine period for the hundreds of employees from the organizers and teams.

However, because of different systems in terms of personnel and volunteers, the Montreal public health officials decided it was too risky to go ahead with the event and canceled it as a result.

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