193 All the Automotive-Related Events Killed Due To COVID-19

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COVID-19 has been screwing up the world in more ways than one. Many automotive events have been cancelled, including the Geneva Motor Show. Here’s a list:

  • McLaren pulled out of the Australian Grand Prix after a team member tested positive for COVID-19. Later, that entire race was cancelled. F1 later announced they would postpone the Bahrain Grand Prix and Vietnam Grand Prix. The Chinese Grand Prix has also been postponed. The rest of the 2020 F1 races will kick off in May.
  • In IMSA racing, the 12 Hours of Sebring has been postponed by nearly 8 months to November.
  • Moving on to NASCAR, the Atlanta Motor Speed way and Homestead Miami Speedway races have been indefinitely postponed. The series postponed all races through May 3rd, including races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Dover International Speedway.
  • All IndyCar races for the months of March and April have been canceled, including the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the Grand Prix of Alabama. It’s worth noting that IMSA was supposed to run at those races, alongside IndyCars. The Grand Prix of Long Beach, and the IndyCar Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas. The Indy 500 Open Test is also off.
  • In the World Endurance Championship, the 1000 Miles Of Sebring has been cancelled, and the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps has been indefinitely delayed.
  • The W Series cancelled a pre-season test, but is otherwise unaffected.
  • In the Creventic 24H Series Europe, The first ever 12 Hours of Estoril has been called off.
  • MotoGP, cancelled its season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar, and the Thailand Grand Prix has been postponed until October 3rd. The Grand Prix of the Americas has been rescheduled to November, as with the Argentina Grand Prix. The Arogan GP and Valencia GP have both been moved.
  • The Isle of Man TT has been cancelled, despite taking place in June,
    Meanwhile in Formula E, the Sanya ePrix was cancelled, the Rome ePrix was rescheduled, and the Jakarta ePrix was postponed, before FIA and Formula E announced it would be suspending the season for 2 months.
  • The NHRA Gatornationals have been postponed, and they announced that they would suspend all drag racing events for 30 days.
  • The ARCA Menarss Series has been indefinitely delayed.
  • Rally Mexico in WRC will end early, and Rally Argentina has been postponed.
  • The first three races in the British Touring Car Championship have been postponed.
  • The 100 Acre Rally has been cancelled
  • The GT World Challenge Europe’s Monza race has been cancelled.
  • The Long Beach Formula Drift event has been cancelled.
  • The opening races of Formula 2 and Formula 3 have been postponed.
  • The Nurburgring 24 has been postponed to September.
  • The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship has been postponed.
  • The Geneva Motor Show was cancelled, and the New York Auto Show was rescheduled to the fall. Cadillac’s unveiling of the Lyriq has been delayed. The Grand Tour Season 4 will be delayed. Fast and Furious 9 has been postponed by a year.
    *UPDATE: As of 3/18/20, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been postponed from June 13, 2020 to September 19, 2020.

And that’s most events that have been cancelled. Here’s a good tip. Stay the hell home. Don’t go outside, and practice social distancing. If you don’t feel well, don’t go to work. If you can work from home, DO IT.

3m ago by aaayy
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dr. cosimo  2w ago

oh chyyna, you wanted to play the victim here :)

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-china-us-could-cut-off-relationship-china-coronavirus-tensions-2020-5


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dr. cosimo   2w ago

interesting that german intelligence has finally woke up. it will be fun to see the west punish and bitch-slap this corrupt regime

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/german-intelligence-says-chinas-xi-pressured-who-to-delay-global-warnings-about-covid-19-in-january/


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dr. cosimo  1m ago

4th May 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 3,617,494

Deaths: 250,412

Recovered: 1,178,057

 

 


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dr. cosimo  1m ago

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

25th April 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 2,873,645

Deaths: 200,741

Recovered: 823,306

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dr. cosimo  1m ago

Germany sends China £130billion bill for 'coronavirus damages' – sparks fury in Beijing

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1271028/Angela-Merkel-Germany-China-coronavirus-blame-Wuhan-Xi-Jinping-Trump-latest

lol



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dr. cosimo  2m ago

 


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SpeedKing  2m ago

Another conspiracy theory has emerged ie. that “multiple sources” in the American government believe initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human in a virology lab in Wuhan and that the infected lab worker then went to a wet market where the virus spread? I call BS on that given that "natural" origins is always the method of transmission. Anyway there is still strong evidence that both China and the World Health Org should have acted at least 2 weeks earlier to try and reduce the spread.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/trump-us-coronavirus-theory-china



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aaayy  2m ago

Since this is a car website and this is a song about a car, thought this might cheer some people up.

 


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SpeedKing  2m ago

You can take COVID-19 stats with a grain of salt(reminds me of something else, i wonder what that could be lol). Daily death figures are inaccurate due to under-reporting(with lengthy delays for info to be reported) and as far as actual numbers who have contracted the virus well those figures are hugely understated due to the lack of available testing kits. It's still bad but the total cases to death ratio is totally skewed. Interestingly Sweden have not brought in mandatory lockdown.
https://nucleuswealth.com/articles/updated-coronavirus-statistics-cases-deaths-mortality-rate/


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dr. cosimo  2m ago

oh china, you never disappoint

Deaths: 88,655


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CMRDNOOB  2m ago

Here to talk about some current situations in China, I know SOME of you are interested.

Some said that the gov is understating the stats in China, as far as I can tell, I havnt seen any sign of that, but who knows, maybe the CIA, or CNN know more about China than most of the Chinese. Fun fact, Chinese tend to think that Indian and Japanese gov is understating their stats, big time, or they just dont even border to test. Maybe it's the same, or not. Anyway, as I said, so far so good.

About the test kits we sold to Spain were reported unusible, what I heard is that the corp which sold those kits tested them as soon as they heard that report, and conclude that the kits are just fine, the problem is the users dont know how to use them properly. After some instructions the problem seems solved. Similar news are pretty common these day.

It seems the central gov of China knew about the virus in Dec, but the local gov of Hubei didnt respond enough until late Jan, due to the blablabla…let me spare the bureaucracy and all that shìt. But after that things got control quickly. One month later, just when we thought it's about to end…And we were shocked by the lack of prepare of most countries, especially this is AFTER some of them were mocking us for more than a month. Dont people learn? After two months of spread, they finally start to realize that the face masks are crucial when we shouted to the world about that since beginning.


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manone  2m ago

 


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manone  2m ago

this is how it is supposed to be done:

 


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manone  2m ago

for those who are interested, i would like to remark that https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
now has added the "number of tests" metric (and its normalization over the population). It is quite important since it gives important infos when compared with other metrics.


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dr. cosimo  2m ago

55,203 deaths

way to go chay-na


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SpeedKing  2m ago

U.S. intelligence claims that China has deliberately under-reported total coronavirus cases and deaths. Apparently stacks of thousands of urns outside funeral homes in Hubei province have driven public doubt in Beijing’s reporting. Given China's massive population and comparing the death rate to European countries one can conclude that the report is on the money.