Formula 1 has confirmed that the Canadian GP will not take place this year. The race on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit will be replaced by a race in Turkey.
In recent weeks, it became known that Formula 1 had asked the local authorities for an additional financial effort to support the organizers behind the Canadian GP. Back then there were rumors that Turkey may replace Canada on the F1 calendar and that is now officially the case.
Officially, Formula 1 is relying on the persistent travel restrictions that ensure that there is still a mandatory 14-day quarantine if a race has to be organized in Canada, something that would cause a lot of organizational and logistical problems.
During the race weekend from 11 to 13 June, the seventh race on the F1 calendar 2021, the GP of Turkey will act as a replacement. Last year, Turkey also returned to the F1 calendar as a ‘substitute’ for the first time in nine years and then ensured a spectacular race.
The new F1 calendar 2021:
March 28 GP of Bahrain Sakhir
18 april GP van Emilia-Romagna Imola
2 mei GP of Portugal Portimão
May 9 GP of Spain Barcelona
23 May Monaco GP Monaco
June 6 Azerbaijan Baku GP
June 13 Turkey Istanbul GP
June 27 French GP Le Castellet
4 July Austrian GP Spielberg
July 18 GP of Great Britain Silverstone
August 1 Hungarian GP Budapest
August 29 GP of Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
September 5 GP of the Netherlands Zandvoort
September 12 GP of Italy Monza
September 26 GP of Russia Sochi
October 3 GP of Singapore Singapore
October 10 JGP of apan Suzuka
October 24 Austin GP of the United States
October 31 Mexican GP Mexico City
November 7 Brazilian GP Sao Paulo
November 21 GP of Australia Melbourne
December 5 Saudi Arabia Jeddah GP
12 december GP van Abu Dhabi Yas Island
More F1 News: