The 2023 Formula 1 season has been marked by cancellations rife across the calendar and given the problems that Canada is facing with wildfires across its territory, the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix could be at risk.
Is the Canadian GP in danger from the fire?
The 2023 Canadian Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday June 18, 2023 and free practice will take place on Friday the 16th of the same month.
With a week to go before its start, Canada is gripped by a heat wave that has caused more than 150 wildfires in the North American region and one of those affected has been Quebec, a province in which Montreal, the city is located. It is located in the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the track that will host the Grand Prix.
There has still been no specific announcement, although Formula 1 officials are closely monitoring the events for an immediate reaction and so far have no intention of canceling the race.
F1 cancellation in 2023
There have been seven races in the entire season. However, at this point, nine Formula 1 dates should have already been hosted.
The first to fall was the Chinese Grand Prix. The country maintained strict restrictions due to COVID-19 and dropped out of the calendar.
The other was the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The race was agreed not to take place on 20 May due to severe flooding.
When will Checo Perez compete in Formula 1 again?
Checo Pérez and Formula 1 now travel to the American continent for the Canadian Grand Prix, which takes place at the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Activity in the Quebec area begins with free practice one and two on Friday 16 June, practice three and qualifying, known as ‘Qualie’, will take place on Saturday 17 June.
The race will take place on Sunday, June 18 at 12:00 PM Central Mexico Time.
Remember all the action from the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix can be enjoyed on Fox Sports and Fox Sports Premium platforms, where you can watch all the free practice, qualifying and the race with Checo Perez.