Formula 1 - French Grand Prix Set To Be Postponed

By Ibrahim Taiwo , The Nigerian Voice Sports

France President, President Emmanuel Macron in a televised address to the nation, said on Monday that restrictions on public events would continue until mid-July.

As a result, The French Grand Prix is set to be the latest F1 event to be postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic. The French Grand Prix was initially scheduled to hold at the Circuit Paul Ricard, near Marseille, on 28 June.

Macron stated that France's lockdown would be extended until 11 May, after which creches and primary and secondary schools would progressively reopen, while bars, restaurants, and cinemas would stay shut. There would be no summer festivals "before mid-July".

Meanwhile, nothing has been confirmed by the F1 but the move by the French Government seems to make it impossible to hold an event that was attended by 135,000 people last year.

The race would be the 10th Grand Prix to be called off at the start of a season that has been laid waste by the coronavirus crisis.