Montreal Public Health have concluded that despite the 2021 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix being able to operate behind closed doors, the risk of people getting Covid-19 during the event is just too high.
Written by Lucy Bennett, Edited by Sam Stewart
Quebec Public Health had reported earlier in the week would allow the Formula 1 event to take place under certain circumstances. However, the F1 officials wanted to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine and would rely on private doctors. They also proposed making a bubble, but this wouldn’t work as there would be many people outside of the bubble that would come into contact.
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2005, by flickr user magicfab
As a result, Montreal Public Health decided that the Grand Prix, which should’ve been held on 13 June, is going to be cancelled for the second consecutive year in a row.
The rumour mill suggests that Istanbul Park Circuit may be the replacement for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a track that would be a welcome addition for Formula One fans.