All the clues indicate that, for the second year in a row, blame it on the pandemic, and the Formula One Circus will not stop in Montreal in 2021.
François Dumontier said on various forums: “The next few days will be decisive. A decision will be made soon. Probably before Easter weekend.”
The threat of the third wave of COVID-19 plus the vaccination campaign to be completed before September, the implementation of quarantine measures (even reduced to 7 days) and the possible maintenance of border closures are all elements of Montreal’s work.
In addition, just one week before the Canadian Grand Prix, a race was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the race is scheduled to be held on June 13.
Therefore, we do not know how the F1 authorities will accept coming to the United States to participate in an event in this situation, and we must return to European territory to enter the next stage, which must be played in France on June 27.
On this date last year, Du Montier knew that the match could not be held at the scheduled time due to the pandemic, and Du Montier considered considering postponing it, possibly in the fall.
However, on July 24, 2020, he announced that the Canadian Grand Prix was officially withdrawn from the calendar.
However, in 2021, the situation will hardly be more favorable. The F1 schedule is so busy that when the leaves fall, I hope to stop in Montreal.
In fact, on October 17, to be precise, there is only one window between the Japanese and American Grand Prix to organize the game.
However, the changeable weather at this time of the year is a major obstacle.
If the Canadian Grand Prix is cancelled again this year, the country will be disqualified from F1 for the second time since 1967.