On 13 March 2020, Formula 1 and the FIA, in consultation with The Bahrain International Circuit and The Bahrain Motor Federation, announced the postponement of the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 20 to 22 March 2020.
Commenting on the postponement, Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “We have been in continuous discussions with F1 and the FIA in recent weeks, as the situation with regards to COVID-19 has evolved globally. The mutually agreed decision to postpone the race is the right thing to do, given recent developments and the overwhelming priority to protect the health of all concerned.”
“We will be working closely with our partners at F1 and the FIA on monitoring the global situation and hope to be able to welcome the return of F1 later this year, once it is right to do so. “Finally, our thoughts go out to all those who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus.”