Formula One could hold another race in Bahrain this season and also visit Istanbul amid uncertainty about the Canadian and Brazilian Grand Prix due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The provisional 23-race 2021 calendar was already hit with disruption earlier this year, with the season-opener in Melbourne being pushed much later into the season and the Chinese Grand Prix being cancelled.
It’s not yet been confirmed that the Canadian and Brazilian Grand Prix will be cancelled, but there are serious concerns due to Canada requiring anyone who enters the country to self-isolate for two weeks and with Brazil currently having the highest COVID-19 death toll of any country in the world.
It should be noted that, according to the Spanish edition of Motorsport.com, if Formula One returns to Bahrain for another race this season, it would be on the so-called “outer circuit”, not the same grand prix track F1 raced at last weekend.
Fomula1News.co.uk has reached out to Formula One for comment on these reports.