Canadian Grand Prix cancelled for second year

For the second consecutive year, public health concerns are forcing the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, according to Radio-Canada sources.

The news was first reported by the magazine Pole Position and La Presse.

The formal announcement is expected later this morning during a news conference featuring Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, federal and provincial officials as well as the race’s promoter.

This year’s race was scheduled for June 13.

But officials at the news conference are also expected to announce a contract extension to keep the race in Montreal until 2030 and 2031, two years past the current agreement.

This a breaking news story and will be updated.