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W Series to cancel Mexico GP event casting doubts over F1

The all-female single seater series races alongside F1 on the same weekend as Grands Prix as part of the sport's support series package.

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Reports suggest that the Mexico round of the W Series championship is to be cancelled with an announcement expected imminently.

The all-female single seater series races alongside F1 on the same weekend as Grands Prix as part of the sport's support series package.

The current COVID-19 situation in Mexico and Mexico City teamed with the difficulties posed by travel restrictions implemented by the UK in particular (where most teams are based) places a huge shadow over the event.

Mexico's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was set to host the final race of W Series' second season a week after a round at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, USA.

The Mexican GP weekend has since been moved from October 31st to November 7th a week later, with Brazil shifted a week later too to accommodate.

Nevertheless it is impossible to overlook the significance of this cancellation from the perspective of Formula 1 itself. Not only can the the feasibility of the event from an entertainment position be put into question, but if variables outside of a series' control impacts it to this point, then F1 inevitably has the same problems to overcome.

Therefore the entire Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix weekend is now in doubt - one of the most atmospheric events of the season that would only be the country's sixth F1 race since the redesigned circuit's reintroduction onto the calendar.

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