Following news of its postponement, the Monaco Grand Prix will not go ahead at all in 2020.
The Automobile Club de Monaco said in a statement today: “After careful consideration as to the gravity of this crisis worldwide, it is with great sadness that the Automobile Club De Monaco Board of Directors has taken the decision to cancel the 12th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and the 78th Grand Prix de Monaco”.
It is the first time since 1954 that the event will not take place and the first year Formula 1 will not race there.
Monaco obviously do not want the risk of the world engulfing the principality at such a time of unrest.
The aim to get the championship underway at the end of May was also doubted earlier this week and will only get underway at the most feasible time.
Baku has been touted but obvious issues emerge with the preparation of a street circuit which presents France as the first possible start date if worldwide issues have cooled off by the end of June.
There is most likely not going to be any confirmatory news for the next few months with factories under shutdown currently, ensuring all staff members for teams are at home and not under any undue work or stress.
All we can do is sit tight and stay safe everyone.