Turkey is included in the Formula One World Championship calendar after the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled
Organizers Formula 1 World Cup It was announced Wednesday that the canceled 2021 Canadian Grand Prix will replace Turkey this season and will be held between June 11-13.
“Due to continuing international travel restrictions in Canada, it has become impossible for Formula One to enter the country without a mandatory 14-day quarantine.“, They explain.
After announcing this change in the 2021 calendar, Formula One announced that races in Mexico and the United States would remain unchanged.
“We appreciate the efforts of the Canadian promoters and authorities, Quebec and Montreal in recent weeks to try to make the race playable and we are pleased to announce the two-year extension of our partnership with the Canadian Grand Prix,” he adds. .
“We will work with the Promoter to ensure that those who have tickets for the 2020 and 2021 races have the option to redeem or transfer their tickets to next year’s race and hopefully the race will take place in Canada in 2022.They point.
Organizers “are thrilled that Turkey will once again be on the calendar this season, June 11-13, after an amazing race in 2020. The entire Formula One community and the fans will be looking forward to another exciting race.”
The goal remains to travel this season with “tight security measures” that have already allowed travel to 12 countries and the showing of 17 races in 2020. “
“The measures have proven to be very effective, as more than 78,000 tests were conducted for the Covid-19 virus last season, with a result of only 78 positive results, and a rate of 0.1%. So far this season we have conducted more than 12,000 tests with 14 positive cases, again at a rate of 0.1%.” , It affects.
The announcement of the travel of the great circus to Istanbul, comes when the government of that country is engaged in a struggle to reduce the number of infection with the Coronavirus. In the past 24 hours, 43,301 new cases and 346 deaths were announced.
Turkey is in the middle of the second wave of the epidemic. Full lockdown will be from April 29 to May 17. Curtains should be drawn in most public places, just like schools will be kept closed. To travel between cities within Turkish territory, you will need a special permit.