Domenicali delighted with Austria double-header despite Turkey cancellation

14-05-2021 14:31
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Domenicali delighted with Austria double-header despite Turkey cancellation

The news had been looming for a while but today it was confirmed that the Turkish Grand Prix would be cancelled following travel restrictions placed on the country by the UK government.

Instead of a race at Istanbul Park, F1 will have back to back races in Austria with the Styrian Grand Prix making its return. The French Grand Prix will move forward a week to accomodate the change, and Stefano Domenicali praised the promoter's flexibility.

“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,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, 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 double header in Austria meaning our season remains at 23 races.

“I want to thank the promoter and authorities in Turkey for all of their efforts in recent weeks and want to thank the promoters in France and Austria for their speed, flexibility and enthusiasm in accommodating this solution. We have had very good conversations will all the other promoters since the start of the year and continue to work closely with them during this period.”

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