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Formula E suspends championship for two months

The 2019-20 Formula E season has been suspended for at least two months due to spread of the coronavirus, the championship has announced.

No racing will take place in March or April, but could potentially resume in May.

The Sanya E-Prix has already been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been classified by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic.

“Right now is the time to take responsible actions and this is why we have decided to temporarily suspend the season and move forward with introducing measures to freeze races from taking place over the next two months,” said series chairman Alejandro Agag.

“Motorsport plays a major part in our lives and it is important, but what is more important is the health and safety of our staff, fans, and their families, as wella s the citizens in the cities we race.

“The ABB FIA Formula E championship will be back in full fource, once the ongoing health crisis and spread of COVID-19 has subsided.”

Formula E is classifying months using the flag system traditionally used in races: red represents no racing, yellow keeping the opportunity open, and green going ahead as planned.

Currently, March and April are classified as red flags, May under a yellow flag, and June and July under green flags.

Bethonie Waring

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