The organization of the Formula 1 World Championship on Friday confirmed the new inclusion of the Turkish GP in the 2021 season calendar. After Canada entered the calendar and canceled by travel restrictions imposed by the United Kingdom due to the new pandemic coronavirus, Turkey’s move is back, this time replacing Singapore. The race will take place in Istanbul between October 1 and 3, with Russia and Japan in the triple round.
The initial cancellation of the Turkish GP, the scene of English driver Lewis Hamilton’s seventh world title at Mercedes last year, was decided after UK officials imposed a 14-day quarantine for passengers from the country, which has been facing a record Covid-19 outbreak. Was lying. -19 cases and deaths.
Since most of the teams are based in England and staff will have to isolate for a period of two weeks in a hotel after returning from Istanbul, it has become impossible to carry out the race, as they will have to prepare for the GP next week. In France, Paul Ricard.
At the moment, Turkey is still on the list, but the Formula 1 organization has defined that the race, which is now the stage for the 16th leg of the season, remains on the red list due to cases of the new coronavirus. Countries such as Bahrain, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, where Abu Dhabi is located, are also part of this relationship.
In an official statement released this Friday, Formula 1 said that “after talks with other promoters, we are confident that we will be able to travel in races in accordance with our strict safety protocols.”
“The Formula 1 community will continue to travel this season with stringent safety measures that have allowed us to travel safely this season. So far, we have conducted over 44,000 tests, with 27 positive cases, 0.06% With most, happening during the first half of the season,” the statement continued.
“At the same time, a significant proportion of the Formula 1 community has already been vaccinated, and we are confident that by the end of the summer everyone will have the opportunity to do so. The communities we visited,” he concluded.
“We would like to thank the management of Intercity Istanbul Par and Vural Ek for their individual efforts to make this event happen. We showed that we can adapt, and have great interest in our sport and the desire of many local people. The GP has been very good with all the other promoters since the beginning of the year and we continued to work closely with them during this period.”