The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand
Prix 2020, originally scheduled to take place on 20 September, has
The Singapore GP race promoter said the
cancellation was due to the continuing nationwide restrictions on
construction and business activities as well as other difficulties brought about by the
“The last few months have been extremely
challenging on all fronts, and we have now made this difficult
decision which Formula 1 and our stakeholders accept we have had
to take,” said Mr Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP.
“Ultimately, the health and safety of our contractors and their
workers, spectators, Formula 1 crew, staff and volunteer marshals
is our number one priority and we thank everyone for their
patience and unwavering support thus far. While we are
disappointed that we won’t be able to host the race this year, we
look forward to welcoming fans to the race next season and wish
the Formula 1 community well as it starts its season in July.”
Singapore GP says that it will provide existing ticketholders
with automatic refunds within 30 business days, or if preferred,
an option to rollover their ticket to next year’s event.
Ticketholders who purchased via SGP’s Authorised Ticketing
Partners should contact them for refunds.
Ms Ong Ling Lee, Director, Sports, Singapore
Tourism Board, said, “The Singapore Tourism Board supports the
joint decision by race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Formula 1
to cancel the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
2020, as this safeguards the health and wellbeing of participants,
fans and all Singaporeans. Since 2008, the F1 race has generated
benefits for both Singapore and the F1 franchise, with many local
businesses actively involved in race preparations and operations.
We take pride in our track record of hosting the first and only F1
night street race for the past 12 years, and we look forward to
its return next year.”