China GP to be cancelled due to country’s Covid policies



According to BBC Sport, China’s comeback to the Formula 1 schedule will not take place in 2023 as a result of the nation’s Covid regulations.

China has not hosted a Formula 1 event since 2019, however the country was scheduled to host the fourth race in 2023 on April 16.

F1 has come to the conclusion that the race cannot go on because to China’s zero-Covid policy.

The main issue is that F1 employees would not be exempted from quarantine rules in the event that they contracted Covid-19.

F1 believes it is inappropriate to ask teams to travel to China for the Shanghai race given the possibility that staff members would spend days in quarantine if they contract the coronavirus.

According to China’s most recent regulations, anyone detected in possession of Covid-19 must spend five days in an isolation facility and another three days alone at home.


Although F1 Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali has not yet formally canceled the event, it is widely believed that he will.

F1 opted not to comment on the circumstance.