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 occur on June 13, and had already been confirmed as being a behind-closed-doors event if it have been to go ahead. Nonetheless, with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and Canada requiring incoming worldwide vacationers to quarantine on arrival, Elements 1 had requested an exemption as a result of the race is back-to-back with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
With the Canadian authorities having not granted that exemption, the sport can’t get to Montreal early ample to complete the required quarantine and as a consequence of this reality the race has been cancelled.
There could also be nonetheless constructive data the place Canada is nervous, nonetheless, with the race signing a two-year contract extension that may maintain it carry on the calendar until 2031. That efficiently covers the two cancelled events from the earlier two years.
Turkey was used on ultimate yr’s revised calendar (pictured above) and Istanbul Park will now take Canada’s place, forming a helpful back-to-back with Baku as the two venues are solely a three-hour flight apart.
“Whereas it’s disappointing we are able to’t be in Canada this season we’re excited to confirm that Turkey will host a Grand Prix in 2021 after an unbelievable race ultimate season,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali talked about. “I do know all our followers are excited by the dramatic start to the season and Turkey is an effective circuit that delivers good battles on the monitor.
“I want to thank the promoter and authorities in Canada for all of their efforts in newest weeks nonetheless the journey situation made our plans unimaginable. I equally want to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for his or her ongoing willingness to host a Elements 1 race that displays the large curiosity in our sport and the hope from many areas to have a Grand Prix.
“Now we have now had glorious conversations will all the alternative promoters as a result of the start of the yr and proceed to work fastidiously with them all through this period.”
— Elements 1 (@F1) April 28, 2021