Australian Grand Prix moved because the 2021 F1 calendar is reshuffled
The FIA has reshuffled the 2021 F1 calendar because the world continues the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus.
The long-lasting opener in Melbourne won’t occur in 2021 attributable to strict guidelines on worldwide arrivals. As an alternative, it has been rescheduled to happen between 19-21 November – 9 months after it’s initially scheduled on 19-21 March.
This yr’s Method 1 season could have a delayed begin, with Bahrain Grand Prix kicking off the 2021 season on 26-28 March.
The second race of the season has now been moved to Europe, and it’ll welcome the return of the enduring circuit in Imola, which returned for first-time since 2006 final yr.
Seeing Imola on the calendar once more. 😍🇮🇹
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 12, 2021
Nonetheless, the Chinese language Grand Prix – initially scheduled for September 11 April – has additionally been postponed and is discovering a brand new appropriate date later within the yr, leaving the third race of the yr open.
It’s reported that Portugal’s Portimao Circuit is reportedly set to return to the 2021 calendar after a powerful debut in 2020.
In an announcement launched by F1, President Stefano Domenicali mentioned: “We’re happy to verify that the variety of races deliberate for the season stays unchanged.
“The worldwide pandemic has not but allowed life to return to regular, however we confirmed in 2020 that we are able to race safely as the primary worldwide sport to return and we now have the expertise and plans in place to ship on our season.
“It’s nice information that we now have already been capable of agree a rescheduled date for the Australian Grand Prix in November and are persevering with to work with our Chinese language colleagues to discover a answer to race there in 2021 if one thing modifications.
“Clearly, the virus scenario stays fluid, however we now have the expertise from final season with all our companions and promoters to adapt accordingly and safely in 2021.”
Affirmation Australia and China postponed. Imola fills China hole.
Count on Portimao to slip into the TBC as a again to again with Spain. https://t.co/AehJl4bNgL
— Will Buxton (@wbuxtonofficial) January 12, 2021
A delayed begin
A delayed begin to the F1 2021 season, and squeezing Australia in November, has led to Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s transfer dates.
The double-header within the Center East to shut the season has been pushed again per week. The season ought to now end on 09-12 December, whereas Brazilian Grand Prix has been introduced ahead per week to 05-07 November.
F1’s 2021 calendar remains to be on-course to carry a file 23 races – the most-ever in a World Championship – however extra postponements and cancellations are anticipated attributable to coronavirus gaining uncontrolled, as soon as once more.
Two triple-headers will happen within the calendar, back-to-back, with first one throughout Europe in September – Belgium, Netherlands and Italy – earlier than travelling throughout to Asia for the subsequent triple-header in October – Russia, Singapore and Japan.
F1 at the moment introduced a number of modifications to the beginning of its 2021 season. Bahrain will now be the season opener on the identical dates as beforehand introduced (26 to twenty-eight March).#F1 #BahrainGP 🇧🇭 pic.twitter.com/NZK1vsLdDt
— Bahrain Int. Circuit (@BAH_Int_Circuit) January 12, 2021
The up to date 2021 F1 Calendar
Bahrain – 28 March
Italy (Imola) – 18 April
TBC – 2 Might
Spain – 9 Might
Monaco – 23 Might
Azerbaijan – 6 June
Canada – 13 June
France – 27 June
Austria – 4 July
Nice Britain – 18 July
Hungary – 1 August
Belgium – 29 August
Netherlands – 5 September
Italy (Monza) – 12 September
Russia – 26 September
Singapore – 3 October
Japan – 10 October
USA – 24 October
Mexico – 31 October
Brazil – 7 November
Australia – 21 November
Saudi Arabia – 5 December
Abu Dhabi – 12 December
2021 CALENDAR UPDATE
🇧🇭 Season begins in Bahrain 26-28 Mar
🇦🇺 Australia strikes to 19-21 Nov
🇮🇹 Imola returns 16-18 Apr; China discussions ongoing
— Method 1 (@F1) January 12, 2021
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