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    2020 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Postponed

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has become the latest race of the 2020 Formula One season to be postponed, the organisers have announced.

Officials from the Baku City Circuit said on Monday: "The postponement was agreed upon after extensive discussions with Formula 1 as well as the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic.

"This comes as a direct result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and has been based entirely on the expert guidance provided to us by the relevant authorities.

"In coming to this conclusion, BCC's primary concern throughout has been the health and well-being of the Azerbaijani people as well as all visiting F1 fans, staff and championship participants.

"BCC shares its fans disappointment at not being able to experience the pinnacle of motorsport race through the streets of Baku this June. To that end, we will continue to work closely with Formula 1, the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic to monitor the situation with a view to announcing a new race date later in the 2020 season."

It becomes the eighth race of the year to be postponed or cancelled - after the Australian, Bahrain, Vietnam, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was due to take place on June 5-7.