The organization of the Grand Prix of China has filed a request to reschedule the race.

This makes it the second GP after Australia that is being put into question due to the corona crisis.

“We have weekly contact with Formula 1. I think it is highly uncertain that the race will take place on the scheduled date of April 11,” Yibin Yang told

on behalf of promoter Just Events


"We hope to move the race to the second half of the year and have submitted a formal request to that effect."

Last year, the race in Shanghai had to be canceled due to the corona crisis.

Earlier this week, the Australian government confirmed that it is in talks with Formula 1 to find a new date for the Melbourne race.

The first race of the season is scheduled there on March 21.


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Formula 1 continues to aim for 23 races

Because there is still one place on the calendar on April 25 (initially the GP of Vietnam would be held), the GP of Bahrain on March 28 may seem to be the only race for May.

According to

, Formula 1 is in talks with circuits in Portimao, Portugal and Imola, Italy to organize a race in April.

These circuits were also added to the calendar last year when some other circuits were canceled due to the corona crisis.

A spokesman for Formula 1 says that the aim is not to shorten the season.

"We are aiming for a calendar of 23 races in 2021 and we expect that this will work. In 2020 we have demonstrated that we can safely organize a Grand Prix and we look forward to starting the season in March."

See also: View the 2021 Formula 1 calendar