Turkish Grand Prix returns to Formula 1 as substitute for Canada

2020 Turkish GP starting grid

2020 Turkish GP starting grid
2020 Turkish GP starting grid
AFP7 via Europa Press

The Formula 1 has confirmed an open secret: Turkey returns to the calendar to replace the Canadian Grand Prix. The Istanbul track already left a memorable race in 2020, in which Hamilton confirmed his seventh title and Sergio perez achieved his first victory (and possibly the Red Bull seat).

2019 Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian GP, ​​canceled for the second year because there will be no public: “A Grand Prix without spectators involves costs”

“Formula 1 has confirmed a change in the seventh round of the calendar, with the Grand Prix of Turkey replacing the Grand Prix of Canada for the weekend of the June 11-13. Due to international travel restrictions in force in Canada, it was impossible for Formula 1 to enter the country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine, which has led to this change, “F1 explained in a statement.

At the same time, the competition announced the two-year renewal of its agreement with Canada to host Formula 1 in 2022 and 2023.

Turkey returned to F1 in 2020 after nine years off the calendar and left very good feelings, with a great race in which in addition to Hamilton’s title or Pérez’s victory there was a memorable comeback of Carlos Sainz from 15th place on the grid to 5th place finish, in rainy conditions.

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