Coronavirus in Sport – the impact on Motorsport

This is a continuously updated account of how tennis has been impacted by the developing coronavirus pandemic. For information on how the virus has affected other sports, click here.

Formula E

13th March - Formula E and the FIA announce that the Formula E season will be temporarily suspended for two months.

11th March - Formula E postpones the Jakarta E-Prix on June 6th.

6th March - Formula E postpones the Rome E-Prix on April 4th.

2nd February - Formula E calls off a scheduled race in Sanya, China on March 21st

Formula One

30th March - Mercedes F1 have worked with University College London, to build a breathing aid, which will help keep patients out of intensive care.

23rd March - Race organisers have announced the postponement of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, originally scheduled for June 5th-7th.

19th March - The FIA & Formula 1 have postponed the Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix with the Monaco Grand Prix cancelled altogether.

18th March - Formula 1 have confirmed that the three week summer shutdown usually reserved for August has been moved forward to March-April.

13th March Formula 1 have announced the suspension of the start of the season with both the Bahrain and the Vietnam Grand Prix not taking place as scheduled.

12th March - Formula 1, FIA and the AGPC have announced the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix.

8th March - The Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled to be held on March 20th-22nd will take place behind closed doors.

12th February - The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19th is postponed by the FIA & Formula One.


26th March - IMS and IndyCar have announced that the Indy 500 has been postponed and rescheduled to August 23rd.

18th March - The Grand Prix association of Long Beach have announced the cancellation of The IndyCar Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Le Mans

18th March - Originally scheduled for between June 13-14th, the Le Mans 24 hours has been rescheduled for between September 19th-20th.

Motorcycle Racing

26th March - The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix has been called off and will not be rescheduled.

26th March - The Spanish Grand Prix originally set to take place on May 1st-3rd has become the latest MotoGP race to be postponed.

24th March - The opening three rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship have been postponed.

19th March - The Southern 100 Road Race due to take place in July has been cancelled and will not take place this year.

16th March - The Isle of Man TT originally scheduled to take place from May 30th to June 12th has been cancelled by the government.

14th March - The Cookstown 100 has been postponed and rescheduled for September.

3rd March - The second race of the World Superbikes Season due to take place in Qatar has been cancelled.

2nd March - The second MotoGP race of the season in Thailand has been cancelled.

1st March - The opening MotoGP race of the season in Qatar has been called off due to travel restrictions imposed on passengers from Italy.

World Rally Championship

14th March - The third race of the World Rally Championship in Mexico has ended a day early due to flight disruption.

11th March - The Spanish Round of the World Superbikes Season has been postponed.

Other Motorsport

24th March - Motorsport UK extends the suspension of motorsport permits for events until June 30th.

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