The Turkish Grand Prix of Formula 1 has been canceled due to mobility restrictions by the coronavirus and, the organization of the World Cup, has chosen to duplicate the appointment of Austria and Styria in the same Red Bull Ring.
“Formula 1 has updated the 2021 race calendar, with new travel restrictions of Covid-19, which means that already it is not possible to race in Turkey from June 11 to 13“F1 said in a statement.
The gap in the canceled Turkish GP will be filled by the French Grand Prix, which is one week ahead of what was initially planned, and a second race in Austria will be added, the Styrian Grand Prix, added to the calendar from June 25 to 27, forming a France-Styria-Austria ‘triplet’.
Despite the changes, the Formula calendar will continue to feature 23 races in 2021. “We were all eager to compete in Turkey, but the current travel restrictions prevent us from being there in June, “said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“Formula 1 has shown once again that it is capable of reacting quickly to developments and finding solutions, and we are delighted to have a double appointment in Austria, which means our season is still 23 races, “he added.
On the other hand, the promoters of the Turkish race have asked F1 to consider the possibility that the race in Istanbul could be rescheduled later if possible, along with China, which made the same request earlier this year.