An F1 calendar of 23 races for the 2021 season gets FIA approval

An F1 calendar of 23 races for the 2021 season gets FIA approval

The 23-race record for the Formula 1 season 2021 has been confirmed for the FIA, as the sport aims to return to racing around the world following events limited to Europe and the Middle East. year due to coronavirus; next season starts in Australia on March 21st

Last updated: 17/12/20 9:29 am


The Formula 1 23-race season – the longest period in the sport’s 71-year history – has been confirmed by the FIA ​​for 2021.

Confirming the provisional calendar released by F1 last month, the fourth round of the season – which was scheduled to take place in Vietnam before the Hanoi event was released – remains unaccounted for. confirmation.

Portugal are among the venues that are strongly thought of running to fill the slot on April 25th.

F1 is confident it will return to a more ‘normal’ record for next year after reducing the 2020 season coronavirus outbreak to 17 rounds in Europe and the Middle East.

The sport’s regular events are expected to return to Australia, America and Asia – along with a debate on a new street route in Saudi Arabia.

F1 is planning for fans who are able to return to next year’s events after a handful of 2021 events run with a small crowd under control in the final stages of this revamped season.

Chase Carey, chairman of F1, said last month: “We have proven that we can travel safely and operate our races and our promoters are becoming increasingly aware of the need to move on and control the virus. In fact, many hosts want to use our event as a platform to show the world that they are moving forward.

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What are the details of the 2021 calendar?

Australia, the sport’s traditional season opener, will open the new campaign on March 21 after being canceled this year due to the pandemic.

The Melbourne event will be followed a week later by Bahrain, who will return to the usual early slot in the calendar after being moved to later in the month as part of the revised 2020 roster, followed by a gap two weeks to China.

Silverstone’s British GP is registered for July 18 and will avoid fights with Wimbledon and Euro 2020.

After an extra year of waiting, the return of the Dutch GP at Zandvoort is now expected in late summer early September, a week after Spa-Francorchamps in nearby Belgium.

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Belgium and the Netherlands join forces with Italy to form the first of two three-pronged heads. Russia, Singapore and Japan will also be grouped together on consecutive weekends.

With the American events back on the agenda, the popular Brazilian Interlagos has signed a new five-year contract and will run under the name GP Sao Paulo.

As previously mentioned, a new night race in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah will appear on November 28th.

The overnight event will be an end-of-season double with Abu Dhabi, which closes the year on December 5th.

The 2020 campaign was initially expected to run to 22 events. The longest F1 season to date is 21 rounds.

Calendar 2021 F1
March 21 – Australia (Melbourne)
March 28 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 11 – China (Shanghai)
April 25 – TBC (TBC)
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 – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 29 – Belgium (Spa)
September 5 – The Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 12 – Italy (Monza)
September 26 – Russia (Sochi)
October 3 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – USA (Austin)
October 31 – Mexico (Mexico City)
November 14 – Brazil (Sao Paulo) *
November 28 – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
December 5 – Abu Dhabi

* Subject to circuit homologation
** Subject to promotion agreement

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