Canadian GP replaced on F1 2021 calendar by Turkish GP due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
- Updated: April 29, 2021
The Canadian GP has been cancelled for the second successive year due to Covid-19 and will be replaced in its June slot by Turkey.
F1 says that international travel restrictions in Canada meant it “became impossible for Formula 1 to enter the country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine” for the Montreal event.
The Turkish GP at Istanbul Park will instead take over the June 11-13 slot
Turkey proved a popular addition to last year’s revamped schedule after a nine-year absence from the sport and the November race proved one of the year’s most exciting, with Lewis Hamilton clinching his record-equalling seventh world title in the wet.
“While it is disappointing we cannot be in Canada this season we are excited to confirm that Turkey will host a Grand Prix in 2021 after an amazing race last season,” said F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“I know all our fans are excited by the dramatic start to the season and Turkey is a great circuit that delivers great battles on the track.”
As the new seventh round of the season Turkey will now form a more logistically friendly double header with Azerbaijan, which takes place the week before in Baku.
Source: Sky Sports