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      02-12-2020, 08:46 AM   #1
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2020 Chinese GP postponed

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...NxQB9hj4s.html

Perhaps The Circus can move to the Norwegian Bliss and contain the risk of spreading coronavirus and utilize the top deck for the F1 pilots....
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If anyone is interested, here's a good article by Dieter Rencken (long time FIA F1 accredited reporter) that goes into some of the details for the call and why re-scheduling the race will be difficult:

https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/12/...poned-f1-race/
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If the Chinese GP is not rescheduled, will the FIA "fill-in" another race TBD this year? If not, the F1 history data will need an asterisk (*) to denote the season was one less race.
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If the Chinese GP is not rescheduled, will the FIA "fill-in" another race TBD this year? If not, the F1 history data will need an asterisk (*) to denote the season was one less race.
I've seen fans suggest this idea but nothing from anyone with any authority. As nice as an idea as that is, I dont think it would happen for two reasons. One being that it would be really difficult to add a fill-in race on such short notice. Two being that the teams would most likely be opposed to finding a fill-in considering that they already feel that the schedule is quite busy. Having one less race reduces their expenses and give their mechanics some additional rest.
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How about two races at the same venue? Should be interesting to see if the same teams triumph twice!
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The usual speak from Toto that everyone knows anyway.
Six months away from finding a cure for coronavirus is an eternity and many people will be infected even more if it takes even longer for cure.Just cut the races to 21.
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Shoo shoo kung flu.
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Hello Everyone:
There is some doubt about the drivers of Merc using das at Melbourne and possibly the next few races.While Bottas is enthusiastic (and swarmy for keeping it secret for a year) Ham is not entirely keen so it seems probably with the many other button/lever pushing and pulling to maintain a quick pace.Also though it may have been 'passed' by the federation there could still be reason for protest at the grey area about moving aero,particularly on the straights and the federation can change it's mind.
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