F1 races in Turkey, Mexico and Brazil postponed by a week


The Formula 1 schedule has been changed for the remainder of the season with races in Turkey, Mexico and Brazil shifted by one week and the location of another race has yet to be decided.

Formula 1 announced the changes on Saturday with the Turkish Grand Prix, originally scheduled for October 3, now to be held on October 10.

Although the US GP remains on October 24, the Mexican GP is moved from October 31 to November 7, with Brazil being moved from that date to November 14.

There will be a race the following weekend, but the location has yet to be released amid reports it could be Qatar as the season ends with the inaugural Arabian Grand Prix. Arabia in Jeddah on December 5 and the end of season Abu Dabi on December 12.

The changes were triggered by the cancellation of the Japanese GP on October 10 due to coronavirus concerns.

“The pandemic continues to present the season with challenges, but we have proven that we can adapt, and we are confident that we can run a record 22 races this year,” said F1 president Stefano Domenicali. “I would like to thank the promoters in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey for their patience and flexibility. “

The cancellation and postponement of races last year at the start of the pandemic meant that the 2020 season only started in July and was squeezed into a 17-race schedule until December.

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