Travel restrictions prevent the race from taking place and require two consecutive Grand Prix to be held in Austria
The organization of the World Cup Formula 1 confirmed this Friday that the “new travel restrictions imposed by various countries in which the teams are based ” prevent the holding of the Turkish Grand Prix between June 11 and 13.
Due to this circumstance, the competition calendar will need to be updated.
There will be two consecutive Grand Prix in Austria, between June 25 and 27 and July 2 and 4.
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What’s more, the French Grand Prix is one week early and will be held between June 18 and 20.
Consequently, the 2021 season schedule will maintain the 23 planned races.
The promoter of Turkish Grand Prix He asked the organization to assess the possibility of the race being scheduled later, after having accepted that “the current situation makes it impossible to hold it in June.”
“We are equally grateful to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the promoter of the French Grand Prix for their flexibility, and to the Austrian promoter for his enthusiasm for hosting a second race on short notice after the great success of the two races at Austria in 2020, “said the Formula 1 it’s a statement.
Currently, the British Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) is the leader in the world drivers’ championship, followed by the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).