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    2021 Canadian GP - Local Reports say it is cancelled

    It looks like the Canadian are not officially cancelling because they fear F1 will use the cancellation as breach of contract and will then cancel future races - but it is cancelled for all intents and purpose.

    The Grand Prix of Canada, scheduled for June 13 in Montreal, may not take place due to a persistent disagreement between the public health of Montreal and that of Quebec on the risks of holding the event in the metropolis or not. The federal government has not yet spoken.

    According to the information we have, Montreal public health is categorically opposed to the holding of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal as the third wave of COVID-19 and its variants sweep over the province.

    The public health of Quebec, for its part, maintains that it is possible to preserve the holding of the race in Montreal insofar as it takes place behind closed doors, that is to say without an audience and in respect of the health protocol provided for by formula 1.

    Two days ago, Quebec public health said it was ready to authorize the event to be held under certain conditions, including the application of a health bubble concept with exclusive hotels reserved for F1 teams, regular tests and private transport.

    However, according to our information, Montreal public health estimates that bringing together around 2,500 people on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit still represents too great a risk of spread in the current context.

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    Has anyone heard what percentage of the F1 circus has been vaccinated? Didn’t Bahrain offer vaccines to all of the teams and members of the FIA who were there prior to the race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jag_Warrior View Post
    Has anyone heard what percentage of the F1 circus has been vaccinated? Didn’t Bahrain offer vaccines to all of the teams and members of the FIA who were there prior to the race?
    F1 officially declined as an organization the offer due to politics (they didn't want to face a PR firestorm when the media framed it a jumping the line ahead of more vulnerable). They did leave it up to individual teams to make the final decision.

    It seem that those who would normally get the vaccine on the European continent chose to get the vaccine (because it rolling out very slowly), those on the UK were more likely to wait for the respective rollout.

    It was the Pfizer vaccine, so teams/individual did have to adjust their travel plans to get the 1st and 2nd shot 21 days apart.

    The following is who I believe took the vaccine:

    Alpha Tauri
    Ferrari
    Alpine
    Pirelli
    Sergo Perez
    Carlos Sainz
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    finally official - Canada is cancelled. Will be replaced by Turkey.

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...lydMahSVF.html

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    Turkey is about to be cancelled due UK restrictions. If they can't find a suitable replacement, they will just cancel and leave the weekend open, thus giving 3 weeks between Baku and Paul Ricard.

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    I honestly believe the Brazilian GP will be cancelled too. Idk HOW we can host a GP here without public (I mean... we are literally Broke when it comes to money. For real) in the second worst country when it comes to the coronavirus. So... you can pratically forget about this GP too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmmjvss View Post
    I honestly believe the Brazilian GP will be cancelled too. Idk HOW we can host a GP here without public (I mean... we are literally Broke when it comes to money. For real) in the second worst country when it comes to the coronavirus. So... you can pratically forget about this GP too.
    They are dealing with the immediate, Brazil and November are long ways away. But you are correct with it's covid number it hard to see Brazil coming off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nKS View Post
    Turkey is about to be cancelled due UK restrictions. If they can't find a suitable replacement, they will just cancel and leave the weekend open, thus giving 3 weeks between Baku and Paul Ricard.
    There are rumours about running the French GP one week earlier than scheduled and then having another doubler-header at the Red Bull Ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm99 View Post
    There are rumours about running the French GP one week earlier than scheduled and then having another doubler-header at the Red Bull Ring.
    Looks like it is more than a Rumor. ESPN is reporting this is exactly what going to happen. Which is good. I would have like to see Turkey again, but at least they won't lose a race.

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