After lots of speculation that Turkey may be cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions its now been announced today that we won’t be racing there on the 11th-13th of June. It only got announced a fortnight ago that Turkey was in the calendar again as it replaced the Canadian Grand Prix.
However, the French Grand Prix has now moved a week earlier than planned to June 18th-20th and we now have a second race in Austria- the Styrian Grand Prix on the 25th-27th June.
This now creates a France-Styria-Austria triple header, with the original Austrian Grand Prix staying in its original slot, meaning that there is now a two week break from the second Austrian Grand Prix to the British Grand Prix.
I was really looking forward to seeing Turkey back on the calendar again this year as last years race was good, i’m hoping F1 might keep it as a back up just like China incase other races get cancelled later on in the year… I’m not to sure if having two Austrian races is the right call but its all about sticking to the Covid restrictions in each country, however saying this i’m glad we still have the 23 races.