The Chinese Grand Prix has been canceled, the Australian one postponed, and Imola returns at the start of the season.
The 2021 F1 calendar was believed to have been set for a long time, but the effects of the Covid continue to be felt. The organizers were therefore forced to review their copy, even if the season should remain very busy with the number of races maintained at 23, a record.
It all started with the entry restrictions imposed by Australia, which greatly complicate the task of the teams at the start of the season. What was supposed to be the first weekend of the season, March 21, is now postponed to November 21. The end of the season has been rearranged to make room for the event. The first Grand Prix of the year will therefore be held in Bahrain on March 28.
An overloaded end of the season
Same problem in China, when the race was to be held on April 11. The Grand Prix is a priori canceled, even if F1 allows itself the possibility of failing the GP later in the season. But with such a busy schedule, it seems very difficult. The season must already end on December 12 …
To fill the “hole” between Bahrain (03/28) and a race which remains to be confirmed on May 2, the Imola circuit in Italy has been called upon, after a surprise return in 2020.
The mystery race still not confirmed
The “mystery” race, scheduled for May 2, was originally scheduled in Vietnam. But the event was canceled after the arrest for corruption of one of the officials of the city of Hanoi, the main promoter of the Grand Prix. The race could return by then in another form, or ultimately be held in Portimao, Portugal, after a much-loved 2020 race.
The GP of France, it was not postponed and will be held as planned on June 27.
It cannot be ruled out that other Grand Prix will be canceled later, because of the Covid. In particular, races in town (Monaco, Baku, Montreal, etc.), where it is more difficult to enforce the paddock health bubble, are clearly threatened by the pandemic.
The full schedule:
March 28: Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
April 18: Italian Grand Prix (Imola) *
May 2: Grand Prix to be determined
May 9: Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
May 23: Monaco Grand Prix (Monaco)
June 6: Azerbaijani Grand Prix (Baku)
June 13: Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
June 27: French Grand Prix (Le Castellet)
July 4: Austrian Grand Prix (Spielberg)
July 18: British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
August 1: Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)
August 29: Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps)
September 5: Dutch Grand Prix (Zandvoort)
September 12: Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
September 26: Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)
October 3: Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore)
October 10: Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
October 24: United States Grand Prix (Austin)
October 31: Grand Prix de Mexico (Mexico)
November 7: Brazilian Grand Prix (São Paulo)
November 21: Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
December 5: Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) *
December 12: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
* Subject to circuit homologation
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