Government and Istanbul Park prepare for possible Grand Prix
The last race in Turkey was in 2011
The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey has confirmed that the government and the Istanbul Circuit are working to organize a Formula 1 Grand Prix this 2020 if necessary. The queen category has not been in Turkey since 2011.
Turkey has announced through the official website of its government that it is working together with the Istanbul Circuit to organize an F1 GP in 2020. The Grand Circus still has several appointments to add to its calendar in order to close the rounds this season. .
“Under the presidential auspices of the Republic of Turkey, we seek the inclusion of Turkey in the 2020 calendar and the Istanbul Park Race Track continues to work for the organization of Formula 1 races,” reads a statement on protected projects.
In recent days, Formula 1 has confirmed the addition of the Nürburgring, Imola and Portimao, three circuits that did not originally belong to the original calendar. The pandemic has forced the Great Circus to look for paths away from the places most hit by the coronavirus today.
For this reason, the category has canceled its commitments in the American continent that right now is going through its worst moment. Turkey right now has already passed its peak of deaths and today it totals almost 1,000 infected daily and 20 deceased, far from the 1,000 deaths suffered by the United States and Brazil on average every day.
The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey wants Formula 1 to return to its homeland after an eight-year absence on the calendar. Recall that the last Turkish GP took place in 2011 with Sebastian Vettel winning with Red Bull.
The circuit is designed by Helmann Tilke and Bernie Ecclestone described it in his day as “the best circuit in the world”. In 2015 and due to the low annual track activity of the route, it became a center for buying second-hand vehicles.
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