French President Emmanuel Macron released a statement earlier this month stating that due to the corona virus their lockdown has been prolonged until May 11th. With this the president has also placed a stop to all Festivals until Mid July.
With this in place the French grand prix which would have taken place at Le Castellet on the 28th June has now been cancelled.
Eric Boullier, Managing Director of the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet: “Given the evolution of the situation linked to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the French State making it impossible to maintain our event. The eyes of the GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet are already turning towards the summer of 2021 in order to offer our spectators an even more original event in the heart of the Southern Region. “
Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Formula 1: ” We have been in close contact with the French promoter during this evolving situation and while it is disappointing for our fans and the F1 community that the French Grand Prix will not take place we fully support the decision taken by the French authorities in France and look forward to being back at Paul Ricard soon.”
For all 2020 Grand Prix de France ticket holders, the reimbursement terms will be specified shortly on the website www.gpfrance.com. The GIP Grand Prix de France – Le Castellet shares the disappointment of the spectators who had reserved their seats for this edition and undertakes to facilitate the reimbursement of each ticket as well as the ancillary services marketed on its site (i.e. camping, shuttle, parking).