FIA president discusses return of Turkish Grand Prix to Formula 1 calendar with Erdogan

The President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Mohammed bin Sulayem, has spoken with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regarding a possible return of the Turkish Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar.

— It was a pleasure to meet President Erdogan. Our discussions covered several subjects. We discussed the possibility of bringing Formula 1 and the World Rally Championship (WRC) back to Turkey.

Istanbul Park is a modern circuit popular with racing drivers, and the city of Istanbul is a thriving metropolis that would welcome the return of Formula 1 with open arms. President Erdogan also recognizes the importance of the economic and cultural impact that world-class motor sports – Formula 1 and WRC – have on the country, Bin Sulayem was quoted as saying by Motorsport.

The Formula 1 round was held at the Istanbul Park circuit from 2005 to 2011, and was also included on the Royal Racing calendar during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021. The contract with the track’s tenant, Intercity, expired and a new tender was announced. According to media reports, the terms of the tender will include the obligatory annual organization of the Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2026.

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Source : MatchTV

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