Formula 1 Cancels 2023 Grand Prix in China Amid Country’s Draconian COVID Lockdown Measures

Formula 1 has removed the China Grand Prix from its calendar for the fourth consecutive year following the country’s draconian Covid policies. Regarding the situation, Formula 1 said, “…the 2023 Chinese Grand Prix will not take place due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 situation.” They continued, “Formula 1 is assessing alternative options to replace the slot on the 2023 calendar and will provide an update on this in due course.”

From The Daily Mail:

The cancellation of the race in China will mark the fourth season it has been scrubbed from the schedule. The 2023 season will start in Bahrain on March 5 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26.