This yr’s Canadian Grand Prix has been formally cancelled, with Turkey taking its place on the calendar in June.
The race in Montreal was scheduled to happen on June 13, and had already been confirmed as being a behind-closed-doors occasion if it have been to go forward. Nevertheless, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and Canada requiring incoming worldwide vacationers to quarantine on arrival, Components 1 had requested an exemption because the race is back-to-back with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
With the Canadian authorities having not granted that exemption, the game can not get to Montreal early sufficient to finish the required quarantine and due to this fact the race has been cancelled.
There may be nonetheless constructive information the place Canada is worried, nonetheless, with the race signing a two-year contract extension that can hold it keep on the calendar till 2031. That successfully covers the 2 cancelled occasions from the previous two years.
Turkey was used on final yr’s revised calendar (pictured above) and Istanbul Park will now take Canada’s place, forming a handy back-to-back with Baku as the 2 venues are only a three-hour flight aside.
“Whereas it’s disappointing we can’t be in Canada this season we’re excited to verify that Turkey will host a Grand Prix in 2021 after an incredible race final season,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali mentioned. “I do know all our followers are excited by the dramatic begin to the season and Turkey is a good circuit that delivers nice battles on the monitor.
“I wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Canada for all of their efforts in latest weeks however the journey scenario made our plans unimaginable. I equally wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for his or her ongoing willingness to host a Components 1 race that exhibits the massive curiosity in our sport and the hope from many areas to have a Grand Prix.
“We have now had excellent conversations will all the opposite promoters because the begin of the yr and proceed to work carefully with them throughout this era.”
— Components 1 (@F1) April 28, 2021