Canadian GP set to be canceled - Turkey standing by

The Canadian GP in Montreal is set to be canceled for public health reasons according to Radio Canada, but Formula 1 says it remains in discussions with the event's promoter.

Radio Canada alleges that the seventh round of the 2021 F1 world championship which was scheduled to take place on June 13 is currently in doubt following a disagreement between the public health departments of Montreal and Quebec, with fears the event could help spread COVID-19.

Furthermore, the race, which was canceled last year, would not take place behind closed doors to mitigate any risks of propagation of the coronavirus.

However, at Imola, a representative of Formula 1 stated: "We are continuing our discussions with the promoter in Canada and have no further comment."

Earlier this week, it also came to light that there were financials discussions taking place between F1 and the governments of Montreal and Quebec over additional costs related to staging the race behind closed gates.

Should Montreal fall off the calendar, F1 could relocate to Istanbul as it did last year, as the venue is logistically convenient for teams given its proximity to Azerbaijan, the sport's pervious round.

The race in Baku is scheduled to take place without spectators on June 6.

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