F1 cancels Turkish GP, reshuffles calendar

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Formula 1 racing will not take place in Turkey this season following Friday's announcement that the Turkish Grand Prix, which was set to take place from June 11-13, has been canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

F1 has reshuffled its race calendar as a result, moving the Grand Prix de France up a week earlier to June 18-20.

Additionally, Austria will now host a doubleheader on June 25-27 and July 2-4.

"We were all looking forward to racing in Turkey, but the travel restrictions in place have meant we are not able to be there in June," F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.

"Formula 1 has shown again that it is able to react quickly to developments and find solutions, and we are delighted that we will have a doubleheader in Austria, meaning our season remains at 23 races."

The promoter for the Turkish GP has requested F1 look at holding a race in Istanbul later this year, according to the statement.

F1 cancels Turkish GP, reshuffles calendar
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