The potted history of F1's calendar cancellations

The potted history of F1's calendar cancellations

The postponement and seemingly inevitable cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix makes it the latest in a long line of F1 events that haven't been staged as planned. A look back at some of the others that didn't make it reveals a few recurring themes

The postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix, which few doubt will eventually morph into a full cancellation, is an unusual event in the modern era. In recent years, the Formula 1 calendar has been pretty solid, even though the first official version is usually published as early as June or July of the previous year, to coincide with the summer gathering of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

The odd date may change or be shuffled around, but losing a complete race, especially after the definitive calendar has been ratified by the WMSC in December, is a rare occurrence.

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