Motorsport.com has reported that a plan is currently in discussion that would see the Chinese Grand Prix slotted between the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.
As Velocitynews.co.nz had described earlier this month, the Chinese Grand Prix had been postponed from its original date in April due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus from within Chinese borders.
However, now there is a rumour suggesting that Formula One and promoters of the event are seeking the option to run a two-day event as the penultimate round of the World Championship, making the final three races coincide into another triple-header.
The weekend would involve having practice and qualifying held on the Saturday with the race on Sunday, eliminating any Friday running.
Any plan involving a rescheduling of the Chinese Grand Prix must receive unanimous agreement from all ten teams; an ordeal that is highly unlikely due to teams disliking ideas of back-to-back weekends as it puts a strain on team members’ fitness, parts supply and logistics.
Nonetheless, both Formula One and the Chinese Grand Prix promoters are doing all they can to ensure that the event is not cancelled entirely.
The last Grand Prix to have been cancelled was the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix as a result of civil unrest.
Meanwhile, officials in Vietnam are adamant that their race is not threatened by the coronavirus outbreak.
As of to date there is no consideration being given to re-assessing Vietnam’s position on the 2020 calendar.