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F1 warned over dangers of going ahead with Turkish GP

F1 warned over dangers of going ahead with Turkish GP

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F1 warned over dangers of going ahead with Turkish GP

F1 warned over dangers of going ahead with Turkish GP

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has ruled out bypassing the UK Government's 10-day quarantine period by travelling directly to France from Turkey.

Just a week after Turkey was announced as the replacement for the Canadian Grand Prix, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, the country was red-listed by the UK Government, meaning anyone travelling from Turkey would have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days on their return.

Despite there being 12 days between the Turkish GP and first practice for the French GP, the quarantine period would not allow for the necessary set-up work to be completed in the run-up to the race at Paul Ricard.

With F1 now assessing the situation, and due to provide an update at some stage this week, Steiner has insisted there is no option for staff to spend up to six weeks away from home in order to ensure the Turkish event is run.

"Everything is possible but there is a limit of what you can ask people to do," said Steiner.

"We have to be respectful because we cannot have people not going home for six weeks. That is not fair.

"It is good to work but it is not like the rest of the schedule is easy. Last year was tough and this year, at the end of the year it will be tough if we get all the races in which hopefully, we do.

"We don't have to overdo it and I don't think it is an option to keep going for the next two years and never go home."

Should the Turkish GP be cancelled, it would become the fourth race to be affected as Australia and China were both postponed and Canada dropped.

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