"We also want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world."
Chase Carey's words above acknowledged that in 2020, Formula 1 will not be visiting the Americas. The US, Mexican and Brazilian races are cancelled because of the ongoing and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the decision seems understandable given the challenges the wretched coronavirus continues to create, it will have come as a bitter blow to F1 fans in those countries, as well as fans that enjoyed the racing at the Circuit of the Americas, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and Interlagos, all three fine tracks. And there will surely too be one team that is now hurting from their absence: Red Bull.