The Turkish Grand Prix has been reinstated on the Formula 1 calendar, replacing the cancelled Singapore race in this latest schedule update.
The Istanbul Park event will take place in the October 1st-3rd slot as the middle part of the triple header stage of the calendar alongside the Russian GP (September 26) and Japanese GP (October 10).
In a previous version of the schedule, the Turkish GP was a replacement for the Canadian GP but was swiftly erased as the country was added to the government’s travel red list.
Speaking on the announcement, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“We are delighted to be coming back to Turkey to Intercity Istanbul Park circuit.
“We hope to see another fantastic race again in one of the best tracks in the world. We want to thank the Intercity Istanbul Park management and Mr. Vural Ak for his personal efforts to make this event to happen.
“We have shown that we can continue to adapt and there is huge interest in our sport and the hope from many locations to have a Grand Prix. We have had very good conversations with all the other promoters since the start of the year and continue to work closely with them during this period.”