The Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled for June 13 in Montreal, is canceled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities in Quebec and Montreal announced on Wednesday.
It will be replaced on June 13 by that of Turkey, announced for his part the promoter of the world championship, Formula 1.
The Canadian GP will return to Montreal next year, the Quebec authorities added, announcing an agreement providing for the GP to be held in Montreal until 2031, i.e. two more years.
Turkey as in 2020
Canceled for the second year in a row for health reasons, the Canadian GP was to be held in Montreal in Quebec, one of the Canadian provinces most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
For several weeks, uncertainty had hovered over whether or not the event would be held due to the arrival, with the Formula 1 paddock, of several hundred people from abroad.
Several discussions were underway between the authorities of Quebec and Canada, on the possibility of organizing the event behind closed doors or that of lifting the mandatory quarantine for visitors.
Finally, the Turkish GP will be on the calendar.
In 2020, the event held at Istanbul Park had already been added to a messed up calendar.
Previously, the race was on the F1 calendar from 2005 to 2011.
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