Following the announcement of original high-tail restrictions imposed by a couple of countries in which F1 groups are based totally, affecting high-tail from Turkey, Formulation 1 is as of late providing an replace on the implications for the 2021 calendar.
Following discussions with the promoter in Turkey and relevant stakeholders, this would possibly occasionally well additionally simply no longer be that you just will be in a position to additionally judge of to maintain the hump in Turkey between 11th – 13th June. The promoter has requested that we take a study the likely alternative for the hump to be rescheduled later within the season if that you just will be in a position to additionally judge of, alongside China who made the same demand earlier this yr.
We can grunt that there’ll now be two races in Austria, abet to abet, with the major hump, the Styrian Gracious Prix, taking hiss on 25th-27th June and the Austrian Gracious Prix taking hiss on its usual date on 2nd – 4th July. As a outcomes of this replace the French Gracious Prix will transfer one week earlier to 18th – 20th June, with all tickets for the match edifying for the earlier date. This sort that there continues to be 23 planned races for the 2021 season.
We’re grateful to the Turkish promoter for his or her pork up in most up to the moment days and the recognition that one of the up to the moment high-tail ache made the hump in June no longer likely. We’re equally grateful to the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur keep of abode and French Gracious Prix promoter for his or her flexibility, and the Austrian promoter for his or her enthusiasm to host a 2d hump at short sight following the colossal success of the two races in Austria in 2020.
The most up to the moment COVID-19 ache remains fluid and we are in a position to proceed to video display the ache with the promoters and groups, but Formulation 1 has one more time confirmed it’s miles in a popularity to tackle these challenges and adapt impulsively to sever abet the affect on the season. We’re also gay that we’re beginning to mediate fans returning to our races with up to 40% capability in Monaco next weekend.
The Formulation 1 neighborhood will proceed to high-tail this season with stringent security features that allowed us to high-tail safely to 12 countries and command 17 races in 2020. The measures maintain confirmed to be extremely fine with over 78,000 COVID-19 assessments conducted final season returning totally 78 disappear outcomes, a rate of 0.1%. Up to now this season we maintain conducted 17,000 assessments with 15 disappear circumstances, one more time a rate of 0.1%. Here’s alongside the vaccines that a sequence of groups maintain already got and one of the attention-grabbing sort rollout of the vaccine within the UK the keep seven of the ten groups are based totally. We are in a position to proceed to operate in a formula that protects the safety of our personnel and the communities we consult with.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formulation 1, acknowledged:
“We maintain been all having a stare ahead to racing in Turkey however the high-tail restrictions in hiss maintain meant we’re no longer in a popularity to be there in June. Formulation 1 has confirmed one more time that it’s miles in a popularity to react snappily to developments and discover strategies and we’re gay that we are in a position to maintain a double header in Austria meaning our season remains at 23 races.
“I want to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for all of their efforts in most up to the moment weeks and want to thank the promoters in France and Austria for his or her breeze, flexibility and enthusiasm in accommodating this resolution. We maintain got had very appropriate sort conversations will your complete diversified promoters since the launch of the yr and proceed to work carefully with all of them via this era.”