Monday, August 2

Formula 1 alters its calendar and delays the appointments of Australia and China

  • The Bahrain circuit will open the season in principle on March 28

  • Montmeló renews his contract and will be at the World Cup for the 31st consecutive year

The Formula 1 unveiled on Tuesday the revised calendar for the 2021 season, which leaves the Bahrain Grand Prix as the opening event of the season between March 26 and 28 and delays Australia to November.

The World Cup organization has explained that the evolution of the pandemic will not allow the season to start in Melbourne, as usual, although the great motor racing circus does plan to visit Australia in 2021. That Grand Prix will be held between November 18 and 21, after the agreement reached with the local authorities.

The travel restrictions also affect the Chinese Grand Prix, which will not be able to take place on the scheduled dates. The promoters will evaluate with the authorities the possibility of fitting that race into the calendar, if possible. Consequently, Imola will be the circuit that will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix on April 18.

The setting for the test on May 2, a week before the Spanish Grand Prix, which will be held at the Barcelona-Catalonia circuit, is still pending confirmation. The Catalan track has renewed the contract and will be the 31st consecutive season that he will be in F1.

23 races scheduled for 2021

The season will start a week later than planned in Bahrain and will conclude in Abu Dhabi on December 12, with the expectation that there may be an audience in some races.

– The updated Formula 1 racing calendar for 2021 is as follows:

March 28 – Bárein (Sakhir)

April 18 – Italy (Imola)

May 2 – To be confirmed

May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)

May 23 – Monaco (Monaco)

June 6 – Azerbaijan (Baku)

June 13 – Canada (Montreal)

June 27 – France (Le Castellet)

July 4 – Austria (Spielberg)

July 18 – UK (Silverstone)

August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)

August 29 – Belgium (Spa)

September 5 – Holland (Zandvoort)

September 12 – Italy (Monza)

September 26 – Russia (Sochi)

October 3 – Singapore (Singapore)

October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)

October 24 – United States (Austin)

October 31 – Mexico (Mexico City)

November 7 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)

November 21 – Australia (Melbourne *)

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December 5 – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah **)

December 12 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)

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