Canadian GP cancelled for second yr in a row, Turkey returns | Racing Information

Turkey will substitute Canada on this yr’s Method One calendar after the June 13 race in Montreal was cancelled on Wednesday for the second yr in a row as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Method One stated it had prolonged Montreal’s contract by two years to have in mind the cancellations, securing the race till 2031.
The race had been scheduled for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the weekend after the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and Turkey’s Istanbul circuit will likely be logistically handy for air freight coming from Baku.

The Turkish race returned final yr for the primary time since 2011 and in addition at quick discover to bolster a calendar ravaged by the pandemic.
“As a result of ongoing worldwide journey restrictions in place in Canada it turned unimaginable for Method One to enter the nation with no obligatory 14-day quarantine,” the game stated in a press release.
Method One has operated in a bubble, with groups and employees repeatedly examined and plenty of vaccinated whereas races have been held behind closed doorways.
Method One stated greater than 78,000 COVID-19 assessments carried out final season produced solely 78 constructive outcomes. There have been greater than 12,000 assessments this season with 14 positives.
“I wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Canada for all of their efforts in current weeks however the journey scenario made our plans unimaginable,” stated chief govt Stefano Domenicali.
“I equally wish to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for his or her ongoing willingness to host a Method One race that exhibits the massive curiosity in our sport and the hope from many areas to have a Grand Prix.”
Final yr’s moist and slippery grand prix at Istanbul Park was held in November and produced one of many highlights of the season, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton clinching his record-equalling seventh world title.
Method One stated it could work with the Canadian promoter to refund or switch tickets.

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