(06 Jun 2021) The 2021 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has been cancelled due to ongoing safety and logistic concerns brought about by the global COVID19 pandemic.
The race is one of the most iconic on the Formula 1 calendar.
“We understand that our fans were looking forward to another edition of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. To cancel the event for a second year is an incredibly difficult decision, but a necessary one in light of the prevailing restrictions for live events in Singapore,” said Mr. Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
Since its debut in 2008, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has attracted fans from over 100 countries. Given the evolving and unpredictable pandemic situation around the world, it has become increasingly challenging to stage a complex multi-faceted event for tens of thousands of local and overseas spectators.
Tickets for this year’s race had not even been released for sale, pending the decision on the event’s feasibility, and Singapore GP has confirmed that ticket holders who deferred their 2020 tickets to the 2021 race will be fully refunded.
“We would not be able to deliver a full event experience fans have come to expect over the years, while safeguarding the health and safety of our fans, contractors, volunteers and staff. Ultimately, we have to be responsible, cautious and prudent as safety is our number one concern,” said Mr. Syn. “We are grateful for the support of Singaporeans, stakeholders and local businesses who have helped contribute to the success of the night race. Needless to say, we look forward to the safe return of Formula 1 racing against the spectacular Marina Bay skyline.”
Singapore GP is in discussions with the government and Formula 1 on the issue of hosting the FIA Formula 1 World Championship going forward.