F1 declines to touch upon media report of Canadian GP cancellation
Components 1 says it isn’t but able to touch upon a report that the Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled because of COVID-19 points in Montreal.
This 12 months’s race has been unsure for a variety of months because of the must push forward with preparations on the semi-permanent Circuit Gilles Villeneuve prematurely of the occasion. Nevertheless, prior to now week a variety of officers said the race may happen behind closed doorways, so long as sure standards have been met.
Whereas a lot of these standards have been already customary protocols adopted by F1 wherever it races at current — together with non-public testing, constitution journey and remoted lodging as a part of its bubble method — the game was requesting an exemption from the necessity to quarantine on arrival because it was touring immediately from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix the earlier weekend and so couldn’t arrive any earlier.
Radio-Canada now stories that the June 13 race has been cancelled because the Montreal public well being court docket deems it too excessive a danger to permit race individuals to enter the nation from overseas with out strict quarantining, however F1 is not going to affirm the report.
“We’re persevering with our discussions with the promoter in Canada and haven’t any additional remark,” an F1 spokesperson instructed RACER.
Ought to the race be cancelled, the Turkish Grand Prix is an choice to be added to the calendar as a replacement.