Formula 1 Back to Turkey in October

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Formula 1 will return to Turkey this year. The Turkish Grand Prix will replace the Singapore GP on the calendar on October 3. Earlier this year, the Turkish GP was cancelled due to travel restrictions due to the coronavirus.

 

The race at Istanbul Park was to be held on June 13 to replace the Canadian GP. As it was impossible for the teams to get to Istanbul due to travel restrictions, the race was cancelled.

The Formula 1 organization decided to hold an extra GP in Austria as a replacement. There are now two races in a row: the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the Austrian Grand Prix next week, both at the Red Bull Ring.

The Singapore GP on the Marina Bay street circuit cannot take place at the beginning of October. The organizers of the Turkish GP think it will be possible to receive Formula 1 by then.

Lewis Hamilton secured his seventh world title at Istanbul Park in November last year. Formula 1 was then back in Turkey for the first time since 2011. Hamilton won the race, which was held under rainy conditions; Max Verstappen did not get further than sixth place. The Dutchman currently leads the World Cup standings.

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