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Sport Turkey replaces Canada on 2021 F1 schedule due to travel restrictions

20:55  28 april  2021
20:55  28 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

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There will be no Canadian Grand Prix in Formula One in 2021, with the series instead heading to Turkey in June.

a truck that is driving down the road: Lewis Hamilton at the Turkish Grand Prix © AFP via Getty Images Lewis Hamilton at the Turkish Grand Prix

Montreal had been set to host the event across June 11-13, but travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic have dictated a change in plans.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is scheduled for the week prior and Canada currently imposes a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The COVID-19 crisis saw last season's Canadian Grand Prix cancelled, too, but F1 has agreed a two-year extension, meaning the race will return in 2022.

In the meantime, the Turkish Grand Prix has been restored to the calendar.

It was on the slate in 2020 and saw Lewis Hamilton's latest title triumph confirmed with victory in Istanbul in November.

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