F1 takes Turkey off schedule and runs 2 races in Austria

F1 takes Turkey off schedule and runs 2 races in Austria

Just two weeks after announcing the Turkish Grand Prix as a replacement for the Canada Grand Prix, Kovid-19 in the country was canceled due to sanitary measures to halt progress, with Formula 1 in its season 2021 this Friday Promoted a new change (14). The race scheduled for the Istanbul circuit, which will be played between June 11 and 13, has also been canceled. Travel restrictions forced the World Cup to change the dates again.

Styrian GP to return to F1 calendar in 2021

Photo: AFP / Grand Prix

Turkey has entered the British Government Red List, which does not recommend a visit to the country due to the severity of the epidemic – according to the determination of the authorities, every citizen has to quarantine for ten days upon returning to the United Kingdom.

Formula 1 had to change its schedule as most of the teams on the grid are in England. Only Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Alphatauri are based outside the United Kingdom.

Turkey GP 2021 is out of calendar

Turkey GP 2021 is out of schedule

Photo: AFP / Grand Prix

To fill the vacancy for Turkey, the chiefs opted for a solution that was already taken in 2020: Austria would receive an additional stage: Styrian GP. The change will also trigger a triple round of F1. The French GP, which was then scheduled for 25 and 24 June, was brought forward a week to include the Styrian GP on the exact same date. On the other hand, the Austrian GP maintains its original schedule between 2 and 4 July.

“We all looked forward to racing in Turkey, but travel restrictions mean that we will no longer be there in June. Formula 1 has once again shown that it is capable of reacting quickly to challenges and finding solutions. We Glad to have a round. Double in Austria, meaning our season continues with 23 races. “, Said Fxnumos boss Stefano Domenicelli.

The commander of the chief motor sport category thanked the Turkish promoters for their efforts and confirmed that it continues to follow the development of the epidemic in the season-making countries.

The next phase will take place in Monaco between 20 and 23 May.

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