Turkish GP at Istanbul Park drafted into the schedule for the second season in a row with Canada’s Montreal occasion dropping out of June 11-13 slot on account of ongoing journey restrictions and necessary quarantine interval

By James Galloway

Final Up to date: 28/04/21 6:03pm

Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (left) will miss out for another season with Turkey's Istanbul Park (right) added in its place for round seven

Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (left) will miss out for another season with Turkey's Istanbul Park (right) added in its place for round seven

Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (left) will miss out for one more season with Turkey’s Istanbul Park (proper) added as an alternative for spherical seven

The Canadian GP has been cancelled for the second successive 12 months on account of Covid-19 and can be changed in its June slot by Turkey.

F1 says that worldwide journey restrictions in Canada meant it “grew to become unimaginable for System 1 to enter the nation and not using a necessary 14-day quarantine” for the Montreal occasion.

The Turkish GP at Istanbul Park will as a substitute take over the June 11-13 slot.

Turkey proved a preferred addition to final 12 months’s revamped schedule after a nine-year absence from the game and the November race proved one of many 12 months’s most fun, with Lewis Hamilton clinching his record-equalling seventh world title within the moist.

“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 a tremendous race final season,” mentioned F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“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.”

As the brand new seventh spherical of the season Turkey will now kind a extra logistically pleasant double header with Azerbaijan, which takes place the week earlier than in Baku.

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The perfect of the motion from the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix the place Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh F1 title in model forward of Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel.

The perfect of the motion from the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix the place Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh F1 title in model forward of Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel.

Canada’s occasion on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is without doubt one of the sport’s most long-standing and in style races and, whereas it should once more not happen this 12 months, F1 introduced a two-year contract extension on its deal, which now runs to 2031.

“I wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Canada for all of their efforts in latest weeks however the journey state of affairs made our plans unimaginable,” mentioned Domenicali.

“I equally wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for his or her ongoing willingness to host a System 1 race that exhibits the massive curiosity in our sport and the hope from many places to have a Grand Prix.

F1 added that it’s going to work with the promoter in Montreal to make sure followers who bought tickets for the 2020 and 2021 occasions have the choice of a refund or a ticket switch to 2022’s occasion.

Lance Stroll took a shock pole position in the wet in Istanbul last November amid challenging conditions all weekend Lance Stroll took a shock pole position in the wet in Istanbul last November amid challenging conditions all weekend

Lance Stroll took a shock pole place within the moist in Istanbul final November amid difficult circumstances all weekend

How the 2021 F1 calendar now seems to be

After unexpectedly finishing a complete of 17 races – simply 5 fewer than initially deliberate earlier than the pandemic – as a part of a closely revised calendar in 2020, F1 have a report 23-round schedule in place for this 12 months with plans to return to the Americas and Asia within the last months of the marketing campaign.

“We have now had excellent conversations will all the opposite promoters for the reason that begin of the 12 months and proceed to work intently with them throughout this era,” added Domenicali.

What does the remainder of the F1 calendar appear like now?

Date Grand Prix
Could 2 Portuguese GP
Could 9 Spanish GP
Could 23 Monaco GP
June 6 Azerbaijan GP
June 13 Turkish GP
June 27 French GP
July 4 Austrian GP
July 18 British GP
August 1 Hungarian GP
August 29 Belgian GP
September 5 Dutch GP
September 12 Italian GP
September 26 Russian GP
October 3 Singapore GP
October 10 Japanese GP
October 24 United States GP
October 31 Mexico Metropolis GP
November 7 Sao Paulo GP
November 21 Australian GP
December 5 Saudi Arabian GP
December 12 Abu Dhabi GP

F1 occasions stay beneath strict Covid-19 protocols, with the Portuguese GP within the Algarve subsequent up this weekend after dramatic races in Bahrain and Italy.

“The System 1 group will proceed to journey this season with stringent security measures that allowed us to journey safely to 12 nations and ship 17 races 2020,” learn the F1 assertion.

“The measures have confirmed to be extremely efficient with over 78,000 Covid-19 assessments performed final season with solely 78 constructive outcomes, a price of 0.1%. To date this season we’ve performed over 12,000 assessments with 14 constructive instances once more a price of 0.1%, that is alongside the vaccines that a variety of groups have already obtained and the great rollout of the vaccine within the UK the place seven of the ten groups are primarily based.

“We are going to proceed to function in a approach that protects the security of our personnel and the communities we go to.”

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