Formula 1 will return to Istanbul Park in Turkey for the 16th round of the world championship in October, the championship as announced.
The Turkish Grand Prix will take the place of Singapore’s round of the world championship on the 2021 F1 calendar. The Singapore street race was cancelled three weeks ago, for the second year running.
The race will take place on October 3rd, six weeks earlier than the series’ visit to the track last season.
A race in Turkey was previously announced in place of the cancelled Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month. However that was called off when the British government added the country to its “red list”, requiring anyone who returns from there to quarantine for 10 days.
F1 expects it will be able to fully comply with the travel restrictions which are likely to be in place in just over three months’ time. Discussions have been held over accommodating the onward travel of teams’ staff to the next round of the world championship in Japan, which will be held the following week.
Formula 1’s president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “We hope to see another fantastic race again in one of the best tracks in the world.
“We want to thank the Intercity Istanbul Park management and Mr Vural Ak for his personal efforts to make this event to happen. We have shown that we can continue to adapt and there is huge interest in our sport and the hope from many locations to have a grand prix. We have had very good conversations with all the other promoters since the start of the year and continue to work closely with them during this period.”