The Turkish test having been canceled, the French F1 Grand Prix was brought forward by one week. It will therefore be held the weekend of June 20 at Le Castellet, instead of the 27.
Change to the calendar for the 2021 Formula 1 season. Given the health situation in Turkey, the organizers of the world championship have decided to cancel – or at least to unschedule – the Istanbul Grand Prix initially scheduled for June 13. Which has consequences … on the French Grand Prix.
To keep 23 races in total, the Grand Prix at Le Castellet has thus been brought forward by one week, and will therefore be held on the Paul-Ricard circuit from June 18 to 20, preceding a double stage in Austria. From June 25 to 27, the Styrian Grand Prix makes its return, before that of Austria which retains its initial dates (July 2-4), still on the same Spielberg circuit.
F1 boss thanks French organizers
Note that holders of a ticket for the GP of France, which must accommodate 15,000 spectators per day, can a priori keep their ticket for the previous week, or be reimbursed.
“I would like to thank the promoter and the authorities in Turkey for all their efforts in recent weeks and I would like to thank the promoters in France and Austria for their speed, flexibility and enthusiasm to accept this solution”, explains in a press release. F1 boss Stefano Domenicali.
As a reminder, the 2020 French Grand Prix had been canceled because of the coronavirus crisis. It was the Briton Lewis Hamilton who won the last edition in 2019.