Why is the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix cancelled?


THE F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was expected to take place this weekend in Italy, but that is no longer the case.

Max Verstappen and Red Bull were hoping to pick up another big win as the Dutchman goes in search of a third F1 championship title.

AFPFloods have torn through the region where the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is held[/caption]

But he will have to wait a little longer for those coveted points at the top of the table.

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been CANCELLED this weekend, and the Monaco GP on May 28 is also at risk of being axed.

Why is the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix cancelled?

The F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, due to take place on Saturday, May 21, has been called off due to huge floods in the area.

All staff were told to stay away from the track today after being evacuated yesterday.

The vast amount of rain to have fallen in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy has left part of the venue underwater.

The circuit is located right next to the Santerno river.

A statement read: “The Formula 1 community wants to send its thoughts to the people and communities affected by the recent events in the Emilia-Romagna region.

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“We also want to pay tribute to the work of the emergency services who are doing everything they can to help those in need.

“Following discussions between Formula 1, the President of the FIA, the competent authorities – including the relevant Ministers, the President of the Automobile Club of Italy, the President of Emilia-Romagna Region, the Mayor of the City and the promoter – the decision has been taken not to proceed with the Grand Prix weekend at Imola.

“The decision has been taken because it is not possible to safely hold the event for our fans, the teams and our personnel and it is the right and responsible thing to do given the situation faced by the towns and cities in the region.

“It would not be right to put further pressure on the local authorities and emergency services at this difficult time.”

It is not yet known when the race will be moved to, but if it is next weekend, then the Monaco Grand Prix will also have to be moved.

AFPThe F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been called off due to heavy floods[/caption]

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AFPHuge floods have decimated the Emilia Romagna region[/caption]

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