Formula 1 will not travel to Canada, but to Turkey ...

The category confirmed the change of the seventh date of its 2021 tournament.


The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix de Formula 1, scheduled for 13 June en Montreal. However, that will not affect the specialty's plans to meet a championship on 23 presentations since it was confirmed that the place of the Canadian appointment will be for the Turkish Grand Prix.

Turkish GP start
The 2020 Turkish GP start with Stroll leading the pack. Photo: Racing Point Press.

Due to international travel restrictions in place in Canada, it became impossible for Formula 1 to enter the country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine, leading to the change.

"We are grateful for the efforts of the promoter and the authorities of Canada, Quebec and Montreal in recent weeks to try to get the race done and we are pleased to announce a two-year extension of our partnership with the Canadian Grand Prix." explained F.1 in a statement.

Calendar"We will work with the promoter to ensure that those with tickets to the 2020 and 2021 races get the option of a refund or to transfer their tickets to next year's race and we look forward to competing in Canada in 2022.", Agregó.

In this way, Turkey returns to the calendar after an exciting first event in Istanbul in nine years last November, in which the English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) was crowned world champion for the seventh time.

The category took advantage of the fall of Canada to highlight the measures it has taken since the beginning of the pandemic to be able to carry out its events. “They have proven highly effective with more than 78.000 COVID-19 tests performed last season with only 78 positive results, a rate of 0,1%. So far this season, more than 12.000 tests have been carried out with 14 positive cases again at a rate of 0,1% ”.

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