Formula One: Turkish Grand Prix back on calendar after Singapore cancelled due to COVID-19

Red Bull's Max Verstappen drives during second practice session at the Circuit Paul-Ricard in Le Castellet ahead of the French Grand Prix.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen drives during second practice session at the Circuit Paul-Ricard in Le Castellet ahead of the French Grand Prix. He will be in action at the Turkey Grand Prix on October 3. Image Credit: AFP

Paris: The Turkish Grand Prix has been added to the Formula One calendar on October 3, replacing the cancelled Singapore Grand Prix, the world championship promoter announced today.

The Turkish GP was first added to the calendar for June 13, replacing Canada, but was cancelled in the face of coronavirus travel restrictions. The Singapore race was then cancelled for the same reasons at the start of June.

Night race

The Istanbul Park circuit takes place of cancelled night race on the Singapore street circuit.

Turkey has been fitted into the Singapore slot, one week after the Russian GP and one week before the Japanese GP, as organisers expect the health situation to improve by then.