Record-breaking 23-race F1 calendar for 2021 season gets FIA approval

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

By ratifying the tentative schedule released by F1 last month, the fourth round of the season – originally supposed to be Vietnam before the Hanoi event was scrapped – remains unconfirmed.

Portugal is among the sites with a strong reputation to be vying for the position on April 25.

F1 is confident to return to a more ‘normal’ schedule for next year after the coronavirus pandemic saw the 2020 season reduced to 17 rounds in Europe and the Middle East.

The sport’s usual events in Australia, the Americas and Asia are all set to return – with a debut on a new street track in Saudi Arabia.

F1 expects fans to be able to return to the events next year after a handful of 2021 events unfolded with small crowds controlled in the later stages of this revamped season.

F1 President Chase Carey said last month: “We have proven that it is safe to travel and run our races and our promoters increasingly recognize the need to move forward and manage the situation. virus. In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world that they are getting on.

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What is the detail of the 2021 calendar?

Australia, the traditional season opener for the sport, 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, which returns to its usual location at the start of the calendar after being moved later this month as part of the revamped 2020 roster, then a two-week gap with China.

The British GP at Silverstone is scheduled for July 18 and avoids clashes with Wimbledon and Euro 2020.

After another year of waiting, the long-awaited return of the Dutch GP to Zandvoort will now take place at the end of the summer in early September, a week after Spa-Francorchamps in neighboring Belgium.

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Belgium and the Netherlands join Italy to form the first of two consecutive trebles. Russia, Singapore and Japan are also placed together on consecutive weekends.

With US events back on schedule, the popular Interlagos of Brazil have signed a new five-year deal and will be held as the Sao Paulo GP.

As previously announced, a new night run in the Saudi city of Jeddah will debut on November 28.

The nightly event will form a season-ending double header with Abu Dhabi, which closes the year on December 5.

The 2020 campaign was initially scheduled to take place over 22 events. The longest F1 season to date is 21 rounds.

2021 F1 calendar
21 mars – Australie (Melbourne)
March 28 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 11 – China (Shanghai)
April 25 – to be confirmed (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 – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 29 – Belgium (Spa)
September 5 – 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 (Abu Dhabi)

* Subject to circuit approval
** Subject to the promoter’s agreement



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