Will the deteriorating health situation in Turkey have consequences for Formula 1 coming to Istanbul Park in early June?
The UK government on Friday added the country to its Red List of Dangerous Countries. Those returning or traveling through this destination within 10 days of May 12 must adhere to the strict 10-day isolation when returning to UK territory.
This should be isolated in hotels specially selected by the authorities at the expense of passengers. The isolation is priced at around 2,000 2,000.
The situation will be complicated for British troops in F1 Paddock, which represents the majority of the troops, consisting of 7 out of 10 teams based in the United Kingdom. So far, F1 and advertisers have succeeded in getting discounts and other exemptions between travel restrictions, but it is uncertain whether UK authorities will issue the same passes to countries on the red list.
Portugal was part of it a few weeks ago, but it was withdrawn before the trip to F1 Portimo (April 30 – May 2).
The Turkish Grand Prix (June 11-13) replaced the Canadian Grand Prix this year, not because the health situation was more worrying than elsewhere in Montreal, but because the organizers of the Quebec event did not succeed in getting the isolated exemptions required for F1 staff. .
« We are examining the situation in light of the UK Government’s announcement of travel restrictions for Turkey, FI1 and FOM, the owners of F1 and F1’s business rights, said in a joint statement. We will provide more details in the coming days. .
The previous week (June 4-6) Azerbaijan G.P. Teams must travel directly to Turkey from Baku.