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Argentinian, Italian and Spanish F4 rounds postponed by COVID-19

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

With no sign of improvement in the global COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, more motorsport events have been postponed or cancelled today.

ACI Sport and WSK’s Formula Regional European Championship and Italian Formula 4 have postponed their opening two rounds at Monza and Imola that were due to take place next month, and are already confident of finding replacement dates later in the year, although not necessarily at the same circuits.

FREC had already postponed its Paul Ricard and Barcelona rounds to new dates, with the championship being a support to Euroformula for those fixtures.

The start date for FREC and Italian F4 is now June 12-14 at Vallelunga, although the Italian motorsport federation is expected to extend its events curfew through to July, which would result in both series starting as Euroformula supports at the Hungaroring in the summer.

Spanish F4 has confirmed to Formula Scout that its Navarra round on May 2-3 is cancelled, having already removed April’s Paul Ricard round from its schedule. It is now likely to begin its 2020 season at Jerez on June 20/21.

The yet-to-start Argentinian F4 is another that’s had to cancel further rounds, with Argentina being one of the countries suspending all motorsport indefinitely. Its April 21/22 round at Buenos Aires is cancelled, with its May 12/13 fixture at the same circuit also very unlikely to take place. The series could be holding its first ever races in June.

ADAC F4 has retained its slot with the rescheduled Nurburgring 24 Hours on September 24-27, although the series has told Formula Scout that further calendar changes are imminent and its Red Bull Ring season opener has been postponed, while NACAM F4’s visit to Parque Tangamanga on April 25/26 is all but certain to be off.

Finally, the suspension of all activities by the FFSA Academy means French F4 could be starting July, as it has already moved its Spa-Francorchamps round in June back to October, and its visit to Ledenon is scheduled for only two weeks after that.