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F1 abandons US, Brazil and Mexico Grand Prix, adds new European races

A general view of the start from behind during the F1 Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 28, 2019 (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Formula 1 has given up hope of holding races in the US, Brazil and Mexico this year because of the increasing number of Covid-19 infections in the Americas.

The US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, had been due to be held on October 23, with a Mexico City race scheduled for October 30 and the Brazil race slated for November 13, but Formula One Management thought it would be irresponsible to continue with the events, given the worsening situation in the region.

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