If you’re a Formula 1 fan, you must have already heard… we’re left without the Italian Grand Prix this weekend, and the reason is more than justified. Nevertheless, we can’t help but feel sad because a crucial race like Miami was supposed to take place.
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for this weekend has been canceled after Formula 1, local authorities, and the Imola promoter agreed that it was not safe to proceed due to the risks of flooding caused by bad weather.
F1 was also unwilling to further burden the community and emergency services in the region. And the hardest part is that it is highly unlikely that the race will be rescheduled later in the year. In other words, we can consider this Grand Prix lost.
Formula 1 race officially cancelled
The FIA has made it official on their website and social media: “Following discussions between Formula 1, the FIA President, and the relevant authorities, the decision has been made not to proceed with the Grand Prix weekend in Imola.”
“The decision has been taken because it is not possible to safely hold the event for our fans, teams, and staff, and it is the right and responsible thing to do given the situation that the towns and cities in the region are facing. It would not be right to further burden the local authorities and emergency services in these challenging times.”
The decision was made after Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini called for the race to be postponed due to the extreme weather conditions affecting the region.
What to watch on TV after F1 cancellation
This weekend we have some very interesting tournaments. For example, the Rome Masters 1000, the last clay court tournament before Roland Garros, will take place.
We can also enjoy the EuroLeague Final Four, where Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona will play in the semifinals to secure a spot in the grand final in Kaunas.
If we want more basketball, we have the second game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, and the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat on Saturday early morning.
As for LaLiga Santander, F.C. Barcelona has already clinched the title this season, but the relegation battle is heating up, and there are some very interesting matches to watch.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of sports to enjoy this weekend. And you don’t have to choose; you can watch them all if you plan your time wisely. Good luck and don’t get too comfortable on the couch, as there will be plenty of thrilling moments ahead.
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