|24 Hours of LeMans postponed. We expect the Indy 500 will be too|
The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been postponed from June to the weekend of September 19-20.
“Postponing the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the original dates in June is now the most appropriate way forward in the current exceptional circumstances," said Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest that holds the legendary race. “First and foremost, I urge everyone to avoid putting themselves, their loved ones and others at risk. The most important thing today is to curtail the spread of this virus. Our thoughts go out to medical staff working relentlessly for the sake of us all.
“The postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans means making changes to the WEC and ELMS calendars and we shall announce the new dates shortly. The safety and quality of our events will not be compromised. Competitors, sponsors, fans, media, medical services and organizers – it is time to pull together, more than ever before"
“It is the right decision to delay in light of the current situation," said WEC CEO Gerard Neveu. “We are now working on revising our WEC and ELMS calendars for the remainder of this season, and for the WEC’s Season 9 which was due to start in September 2020. We will come back to you in the coming days with more news for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series."
We said it once and we will say it again. With no vaccine by September how does this race run without risking Covid-19 spread?