Formula Regional Americas and United States Formula 4 have cancelled next month’s season opening round at Road Atlanta due to the spread of novel coronavirus.
The 2020 season for both series is now set to begin at Formula 1 venue Circuit of the Americas on June 5-7, with enough remaining races after that at present for both championships to retain championship status.
It also gives more time for F3R Americas to bolster its grid size to ensure it can deliver its full allocation of FIA superlicence points, with only five drivers signed up at present.
?SCCA Pro Racing is exploring all scheduling options to determine our next steps beyond this event,? said Sydney Davis Yagel, general manager of F3R Americas organiser SCCA Pro Racing.
?We are working with local tracks and carefully monitoring and adhering to the public health recommendations of state and local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization in regard to this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.?
A travel ban has been introduced by the United States, meaning foreign competitors going into the country for races will be blocked from entry as things stand.
The country’s other major single-seater series have also been struck by cancellations, with IndyCar and its Road to Indy support package not due to start until May when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is set to host races on its road course and oval layouts – including the famous Indianapolis 500. Organisers there have already made reassurances that the Indy 500’s on-track action will go ahead as planned.