Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix canceled for second straight year due to COVID-19

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There will be no Canadian Grand Prix in 2021.

The June 13 Formula 1 race has been canceled for the second straight season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. F1 didn't race in North America at all in 2020 because of the coronavirus and now will not be making a trip to Canada in 2021 after public health officials felt the race could lead to more COVID-19 cases. 

F1 said Wednesday that the race would be replaced by the Turkish Grand Prix.

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The race has been held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal since 1978. The 2019 edition of the Canadian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton after Sebastian Vettel received a five-second penalty late in the race. 

The race was set to be the seventh race on the 2021 Formula 1 calendar. The race in Turkey now slots in on that race weekend as a replacement for the second consecutive season. Turkey had not hosted an F1 race since 2011 until it was called upon as part of F1's cobbled-togther European-centric schedule in 2020.

Formula 1 is still scheduled to travel to the Americas in the fall. The U.S. Grand Prix is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Austin followed by races in Mexico City and Sao Paulo before the season ends with races in Australia and the Middle East.

F1 continues its season on Sunday with the Portuguese Grand Prix. Hamilton and Max Verstappen have split the first two races of the season.

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