The 2020 Macau Grand Prix will be held between 19 and 22 November without the international Formula 3 race, the president of the Sports Bureau (ID) Pun Weng Kun announced today. Macao’s F3 race has never been cancelled in the last 37 years.
Pun said that the Formula 3 race will be replaced by a Formula 4 race. FIA Formula 4, also called FIA F4, is an open-wheel racing car category intended for junior drivers. There is no global championship, but rather individual nations or regions can host their own championships in compliance with a universal set of rules and specifications.
The president of Sports Bureau also said that most of the drivers that will race in the F4 in Macao will be from mainland China but Macao drivers could also compete in the race if they meet the necessary requirements.
Pun also said that even though other races will take place, the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix still has no confirmation of foreign drivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Macau Grand Prix will host the Formula Macau Grand Prix (F4) , Macau GT Cup, Macau Guia Race, Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, Macau Touring Car Cup and GT Cup in the Greater Bay Area.
The Grand Prix will be held with an audience but special measures will be put in place due to the pandemic situation. According to Rádio Macau, the Grand Prix Organising Committee said that around 200 pilots are willing to come to Macao and are prepared to take the COVID-19 test and go into quarantine if needed. Pun also said that several measures have been taken to facilitate the movement of residents after training and races.