Rumor: Japanese F1 race to be cancelled

The World Endurance Championship announced on Wednesday that it will not travel to Japan at the end of October. The race at Fuji International Speedway has been cancelled. Also, the MotoGP will not travel to the land of the rising sun.

Formula 1 however still has Japan on its calendar with a race at Suzuka on 10 October and rumors are it will also be cancelled.

The chance that Formula 1 will go ahead seems nil. Both the WEC championship and the MotoGP had a race scheduled in October which have both been cancelled. The fight against the coronavirus in Japan got off to a slow start, so currently, about 15% of the population is fully vaccinated. This while the number of positive tests has slowly been creeping up again in the last two weeks.

It’s looking more likely by the day that COTA will get a 2nd race on back-to-back weekends.