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Danish F4 cancels first two rounds due to coronavirus

by Ida Wood

The first two rounds of the 2020 Danish Formula 4 season have been cancelled due to national lockdown measures brought in as a response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The championship’s fourth season was supposed to start at Padborg Park this weekend, but the series confirmed to Formula Scout at the end of April that the opening race weekend was cancelled.

Earlier this week, the Grand Prix Denmark branded round at Jyllandsringen moved from August 21-23 to a new season finale slot of October 23-25 in the hope that spectators would be able to attend what is one of the most popular events on the Danish racing calendar.

This left a six-round calendar with Ring Djursland as the venue of the season opener on June 6, until adjustments to Denmark’s lockdown situation made yesterday.

“[Ring Djursland] has been cancelled this morning,” a Danish F4 representative told Formula Scout. “The Danish government have planned the next phases of opening Denmark up, so it seems Jyllandsringen is likely to go ahead.”

The first Jyllandsringen round held a provisional slot on the original 2020 calendar, and remains as such at present. That means the series, which is currently down to five rounds for the year, could start at late as September at Padborg Park.

Drivers to have signed up for the upcoming season include Juju Noda, the daughter of former Formula 1 and IndyCar driver Hideki Noda who Noda Racing team will relocate from Japan to Denmark to run the teenager, and Conrad Laursen and Sebastian Ogaard at top squad Team FSP.