It is now officially announced: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled for the second consecutive year.
The fate of the 2021 version of the North American Formula One Circus staying in North America has been in doubt for several weeks, and information about the request for additional subsidies or the decisions of various public health authorities have also appeared one after another. The rumors of canceling the Grand Prix from June 11th to 13th also stemmed from the obstacles to the competition at Notre Dame Cathedral.
The request for a supplement of US$6 million to make up for the shortage caused by the absence of the public has not received a positive response from the three levels of government.
The official announcement should be made on Wednesday, regarding the postponement of the Grand Prix originally scheduled for June 13.
Unless otherwise stated, the GP should be returned in 2022 because the contract between the promoter François Dumontier and the top motorsports is valid until 2029.
The Canadian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for June 11-13, is likely to be replaced by a race in Turkey, which will return to Turkey for the second year in a row. The event was held in Istanbul from 2005 to 2011, after which it was cancelled on the calendar.
Last summer, Quebecian Lance Stroll (Lance Stroll) took his first-to-date career lead, and he performed well on the wetland circuit. Then he finished ninth the next day.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is expected to release a calendar update soon.