China Cup – Day 2 Update
Racing was postponed on day two of the Air Race 1 China Cup at Hannan City Airport in Wuhan.
Persistent rain and fog reduced visibility on the airfield to levels well below the required safety standards for international formula one air racing as set by the IF1.
The weather also caused the cancellation of other events at the air show.
Jeff Zaltman, CEO of Air Race 1, commented; “We are all disappointed that we couldn’t get in the skies today but the safety of our pilots is the major priority.
“Racing eight planes together at high speed takes a serious amount of skill and precision and the visibility was far too low to let them into the sky.”
Teams from the Gold Race were lined up on the start line hoping for a clear window in the weather that didn’t materialise but still took the time to entertain the crowds.
Air Race 1 fans in China took the opportunity of the extended hangar time to meet and greet the pilots and get their pictures taken with their favourite teams.
Racing will return on Sunday for the final of the Air Race 1 China Cup.