Turkish GP in danger due to new regulations to fight Covid in Britain
Formula 1 plans to organize the Turkish Grand Prix under the new travel rules imposed by Great Britain.
Formula 1 assesses the potential impact on Turkish GP After the British government announced all New rules to fight Covid.
Returning travelers to the UK who have stayed in countries reported by authorities for 10 days will be quarantined in government approved hotels. Turkey will officially join the Red List on May 12, a month ahead of the race scheduled for June 13.
There are UK government exemptions that allow F1 teams and other athletes to avoid quarantine. These cannot be applied to Red List countries. This will affect all seven UK-based teams, as well as several F1 and FIA employees returning to the UK on hiatus. This problem actually happened before the Portuguese Grand Prix. In fact, the country was on the red list until a few weeks before the Grand Prix.
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After today’s news, an F1 spokesperson said:We are aware of the UK government’s announcement regarding travel restrictions in Turkey and are assessing the situation. We will provide you with more details in the coming days. “. Although the UK government will likely revise its red list, F1 can’t wait long to ask if the race can go ahead. This for obvious logistical reasons.
The question of the red list also concerns the final of the UEFA Champions League, To be held in Istanbul on May 29 between British clubs Manchester City and Chelsea. Efforts are underway to bring the game to the UK.
Possible alternatives to the Turkish Grand Prix
Turkey was only recently added to the F1 calendar. This again Cancellation of the Canadian Grand Prix (To Montreal.
The strict schedule and travel from one country to another Problem. F1 will have little flexibility if they seek a replacement for Turkey. The possible options can be Add an additional race for Paul Ricard Before the French Grand Prix, or one week before the French race Add a second event at the Red Bull Arena.
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