Formula 1

Turkish Grand Prix Re-joins Formula 1 Calendar in Place of Cancelled Singapore Race

1 Mins read
Credit: Wolfgang Wilhelm

The Turkish Grand Prix will join the Formula 1 calendar in 2021 after all after it was announced that the Intercity Istanbul Park track will replace the already-cancelled Singapore Grand Prix.

Turkey was initially set to replace the Canadian Grand Prix but a rise in coronavirus cases in the country saw the race cancelled.  However, the Singapore Grand Prix was also cancelled, with the FIA continue to look at replacements in order to keep twenty-three races on the schedule.

However, Turkey has now come back in and will host a race on the weekend of 1-3 October, a week after the Russian Grand Prix and a week before the Japanese Grand Prix in a busy spell for Formula 1.

“We are delighted to be coming back to Turkey to Intercity Istanbul Park circuit,” said Stefano Domenicali, the President and CEO of Formula 1.  “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.”

The Turkish Grand Prix returned to the calendar last year for the first time in nine years, with Lewis Hamilton taking victory to clinch his record-equalling seventh World Drivers’ Championship.

12845 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

“We go home encouraged by the burgeoning pace of our car” – Mike Krack

1 Mins read
Aston Martin were happy with the pace of their AMR22 during the Canadian Grand Prix, even though they scored only one point thanks to Lance Stroll’s tenth place.
Formula 1

Lance Stroll: “I am super-pleased to have been able to score a point”

2 Mins read
Lance Stroll scored his third top-ten finish of the 2022 season in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix despite starting down in seventeenth position.
Formula 1

Alfa Romeo’s Frédéric Vasseur: “I can’t fault either of the drivers for their races”

1 Mins read
It was a good day for Alfa Romeo in Canada on Sunday, with both Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu bringing home points for the Hinwil-based outfit.