Formula 1 originally planned to visit Canada on June 13, but restrictions on entry into the country have proven to be an insurmountable obstacle.
Instead, a replacement cycle in Turkey, which initially returned to the schedule last November after an absence of nine years, has been added to the schedule.
But Formula 1 took a heavy blow last week when Turkey was put on the UK’s red list, meaning a significant number of staff are expected to undertake quarantine in hotels.
This means that only 16 days after its entry into the 2021 calendar was officially confirmed, Formula 1 canceled the Turkish event.
It comes just a day after UEFA moved the Champions League final, scheduled for May 29, from Istanbul to Porto, Portugal.
The promoter of the event in Turkey has requested the possibility of postponing the event until later in 2021 in case other changes are made to the schedule.
It echoes a request made by the promoter of the Chinese Grand Prix, postponed indefinitely in January, having been provisionally scheduled for mid-April.
Due to the situation, the organizers of the Grand Prix de France have agreed to advance their race, initially scheduled for June 27 to June 20.
Formula 1 will then travel to Austria for two rounds, which will take place on June 27 and July 4, meaning that for a second consecutive season, the Red Bull Ring will host several events.
The Red Bull Ring opened the delayed 2020 season with back-to-back events last July.
The first event on site, on June 27, will again be known as the Styrian Grand Prix.
The changes to the calendar mean Formula 1 still has 23 record grand prix scheduled for 2021.
Doubts remain about flyaway events in the second half of the season due to entry restrictions and the number of cases in some territories.