The organizers of Formula One (F1) 2021 have just announced the cancellation of this season’s Turkish Grand Prix. This cancellation immediately made the F1 2021 racing calendar undergo a number of changes.
In its official statement, F1 explained that the Turkish series could not be held this season due to travel restrictions. In fact, the 2021 Turkey GP F1 race itself will be held on June 13.
“BREAKING: Due to travel restrictions, unfortunately it is not possible to race in Turkey in June,”wrote the F1 2021 organizer on Twitter @ f1.
This cancellation also made the F1 2021 racing calendar undergo an overhaul. A number of series have experienced schedule changes, such as the 2021 French F1 GP.
The race schedule was finally held a week early. Originally scheduled to take place on June 27, 2021, now F1 French GP 2021 will be held on June 20, 202
Apart from the F1 French GP, Austria is also experiencing changes in the calendar this season. The change made Austria set to hold a double race in F1 2021. That way, Austria will host twice in F1 in two consecutive seasons.
The first series race at the Spielberg Circuit, titled the Austrian F1 GP 2021, will be held on June 27. Meanwhile, the second series race in Austria will be titled F1 GP Styria 2021. The race will be held on July 4.
“As a result, the French GP will be held a week early (18-20 June) and Austria will host the doubles (25-27 June and 2-4 July). “The F1 2021 calendar will be overhauled, when Turkey cancels and the number of races in Austria is added,”continued the statement from F1.
That way, the number of races this season remains at 23 series. Even so, the Turkish Grand Prix promoter is reportedly still asking F1 to consider the potential for the race in Istanbul to be rescheduled. This was also requested by the Chinese Grand Prix promoter.
The F1 2021 title itself is known to have held four races so far. Mercedes AMG Petronas Team racer, Lewis Hamilton, is also leading the current standings after packing three wins.