Formula 1 will head to Turkey this season, replacing the Canadian Grand Prix due to COVID-19 restrictions, F1 announced Wednesday, April 28.
F1 teams and personnel wouldn’t be able to enter Canada unless they quarantined for 14 days, forcing the league to make other arrangements. However, the Canadian GP will run in 2022, signing a two-year contract extension.
“We are grateful for the efforts of the promoter and the authorities in Canada, Quebec and Montreal in the past few weeks to try and make the race happen and we are pleased to announce a two-year extension to our partnership with the Canadian Grand Prix,” Formula 1 said in a statement.
“We will work with the promoter to ensure those with tickets from 2020 & 2021 races get the options of a refund or to transfer their tickets to next year’s race and look forward to racing in Canada in 2022.”
BREAKING: Turkey joins 2021 calendar in place of Canada on June 11-13
We are looking forward to the return of the Canadian Grand Prix in 2022, which has also signed a two-year contract extension#TurkishGP ?? #F1 pic.twitter.com/x3R8taLOci
— Formula 1 (@F1) April 28, 2021
Lewis Hamilton claimed the 2020 world championship at Istanbul last November, F1’s first race at the track in nine years.
The Turkish GP is set to run June 11-13.
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Note that the contract extension referred to takes the F1 commitment for the CDN GP to 2031 (ten more years).
Here is an article from TSN. The former deal ends in 2029 and the extension is for 2030 and 2031.