Formula 1 announces 2021 provisional calendar
Formula 1 has today announced the provisional race calendar for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, which is expected to begin on March 18th in Australia.
The provisional calendar will now be submitted to the World Motor Sport Council for approval.
The start of the season will start on the 18th-21st March 2021 in Australia and end on December 5th in Abu Dhabi . The rest of the Season calendar will look similar to the one that should have taken place this year but had to be revised following an unprecedented year for Formula 1 in which the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a revised 2020 calendar of 17 races.
Formula 1 and the FIA put in place robust health and safety measures to allow the revised 2020 season to restart and run effectively.
2021 FIA F1 World Championship provisional calendar:
Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said:
“We are pleased to announce the 2021 Formula 1 provisional calendar after extensive conversations with our promoters, the teams and the FIA. We are planning for 2021 events with fans that provide an experience close to normal and expect our agreements to be honoured. We have proven that we can safely travel and operate our races and our promoters increasingly recognise the need to move forward and manage the virus.
“In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world they are moving forward. We are delighted to see Saudi Arabia become part of the schedule and are equally excited to return to the venues we hoped to race at in 2020. We want to thank all our promoters and partners for their ongoing enthusiasm and collaboration and look forward to giving our fans an exciting season on the track.”