F1 Canadian Grand Prix Canceled. Replaced With Turkish Grand Prix

Unfortunately for our friends up north, COVID-19 has forced the cancelation of the Canadian Grand Prix for the second time in a row.

Why did the Canadian Grand Prix get canceled?

2021 Canadian Grand Prix canceled due to COVID travel restrictions in Canada
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Specifically, the cause for the cancellation is Canada’s continuing travel restrictions which require a mandatory two week quarantine period for anyone entering the country.

Formula 1 has decided that having teams and staff to adjust their by two weeks to allow for quarantine isn’t feasible so the Canadian Grand Prix has been removed from the 2021 schedule.

How to get a refund for the Canadian Grand Prix

2021 Canadian Grand Prix canceled due to COVID travel restrictions in Canada
Photo: Daimler global

Understandably, a lot of Canadians are probably very upset by this news as many fans who bought tickets for the 2020 race had their ticket value transferred for 2021.

If you are one of those fans, don’t worry, F1 will make sure you have options.

F1 said in a statement: “We will work with the promoter to ensure those with tickets from 2020 & 2021 races get the options of a refund or to transfer their tickets to next year’s race and look forward to racing in Canada in 2022.”

Though, even if fans can get their money back or transfer their tickets to 2022, having to go through this for a second year in a row has to be frustrating.

Turkish Grand Prix replaces Canada on schedule

2021 Canadian Grand Prix canceled due to COVID travel restrictions in Canada
Photo: Daimler global

Replacing the Canadian stop on the schedule will be the Turkish Grand Prix on the weekend of June 11th through the 13th. Considering, that date is just 44 days from now it is a little surprising this decision wasn’t made sooner but if we’ve learned anything over the last year it’s that COVID protocols can be “dynamic” to say the least.

Did you have tickets for the 2021 Canadian Grand Prix? If so, are you planning on transferring your tickets to 2022 or are you fed up and going to get a refund instead?

How do you feel about the way that F1 and the Canadian Grand Prix promoters handled the situation?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype

[Source: Formula 1]

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