Following the announcement of new travel restrictions imposed by several countries in which the teams of the F1, which affect travel from Turkey, the category updated its calendar. The Turkish race will not be able to take place on June 13, as planned; and instead there will be two tests in Austria and the French GP.
“Following discussions with the promoter in Turkey and relevant stakeholders it will not be possible to have the race in Turkey between June 11-13. The promoter has requested that we analyze the possibility of the Grand Prix being rescheduled later in the season. ", explained the organizers of the World Cup.
To maintain the original schedule of 23 performances there will be two consecutive races in Austria: The Styrian Grand Prix will take place 25 al 27 de junio; Meanwhile he Austrian Grand Prix will take place on its original date of 2 to 4 July. As a result of this change, the French GP will move a week before June 18-20.
“We thank the Turkish promoter for his support in recent days and the recognition that the current travel situation made the June race impossible. We are equally grateful to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and the promoter of the French Grand Prix for their flexibility, and to the Austrian promoter for his enthusiasm for hosting a second race on short notice after the great success of the two races in Austria. in 2020 ”, added from F.1
The category took the opportunity to emphasize the success of its controls in the midst of the pandemic. His measures have been shown to be highly effective with more than 78.000 COVID-19 tests carried out last season that yielded 78 positive results (a rate of 0,1%). In what As of 2021, 17.000 tests have been carried out with 15 positive cases, again a rate of 0,1%.
It should also be noted that this success is largely due to the vaccines that several teams have already received, mainly in the United Kingdom where seven of the ten teams are located.