Formula E has announced its suspension of the 2019-2020 season will be extended until the end of June due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The championship had already enforced a two-month break from racing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, but the situation has now changed with no immediate improvement in sight.

June and July had initially been labelled as green flag months under Formula E’s colour coded suspension system, but June has since been downgraded to a red status, while July has changed to yellow.

The alteration means the Berlin E-Prix - which was due to take place on June 21 to restart the season - has been officially postponed.

Formula E’s planned final rounds in New York and London in July are also in doubt given the city’s respective situations regarding coronavirus.

The scheduled double-header season-finale event at London’s ExCel Centre on July 25-26 has question marks hanging over it with the venue currently acting as a temporary hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

"With strict containment measures continuing to be put in place globally by governments to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Formula E together with the FIA have jointly decided to extend the season suspension until at least the end of June,” A Formula E statement read.

"Formula E and the FIA continue to use its flag-based system to determine the status of each race.

"A red flag representing that no races will happen, a yellow flag indicating a time window to potentially restart racing and a green flag meaning we are ready to race again.

"We can now confirm that red flags have been applied to the months of May and June, meaning the Berlin E-Prix can no longer take place as originally planned on June 21.

"July has now become a yellow flag month, with the opportunity to host events or reschedule races remaining open should the coronavirus situation stabilise.”

 

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