Formula 1 has published a provisional calendar of 23 races for 2021, including a new race in Saudi Arabia and the location for the Vietnam Grand Prix.
Provisional timetable 2021 F1
21. March – GP Australia, Melbourne
28. March – GP Bahrain, Sahir
11. April – GP China, Shanghai
25. April – to confirm
9. May – GP Spain, Barcelona*
23. May – GP Monaco, Monte Carlo
6. June – GP Azerbaijan, Baku
13. June – GP Canada, Montreal
27. June – GP France, Paul Ricard
4. July – GP Austria, Spielberg
18. July – British GP, Silverstone
1. August – Hungarian general practitioner, Budapest
29. August – Belgian GP, Spa Francorcham
6. September – Dutch general practitioner, Zandvoort
12. September – GP Italy, Monza
26. September – GP Russia, Sochi
3. October – GP Singapore, Marina Bay
10. October – GP Japan, Suzuka
24. October – Str. General Medical Service, Austin
31. October – General Medical Service, Mexico City
14. November – General Medical Service of Brazil, Sao Paulo*
28. November – General Medical Service of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
5. December – Abu Dhabi General Medical Service, Yas Marina
* Announcement of the contract
Although F1 has not mentioned the race in Hanoi in its press release, ESPN expects that the Vietnam Grand Prix will not be held next year after the arrest in August of Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Trung, who was one of the main supporters of the race.
Another surprise on the calendar is the continuation of the Interlagos Grand Prix of Brazil in São Paulo, which would be replaced by a new circuit in Rio de Janeiro, but which now seems to expect a new five-year contract.
The Spanish Grand Prix will remain on the calendar under the new contract and will keep its place in May, while the Dutch Grand Prix was originally planned for May this year and will triple win the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix at the beginning of September.
The second triple title for Russia, Singapore and Japan will take place at the end of September – beginning of October.
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Formula 1 plans to take an extra place at TBC, which is excluded from the Vietnam Grand Prix. The return of the Malaysian Grand Prix to Sepang is under consideration, as are the courses used in this year’s Kovid 19 calendar, such as Portimao, Imola and Istanbul Park.
The calendar remains provisional until it is signed by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
We are pleased to announce the preliminary F1 2021 calendar after extensive discussions with our sponsors, teams and the FIA, said F1 CEO Chase Carey. We are planning events with the fans in 2021 that will give us an experience close to what we are used to and we hope that our agreements will be respected.
We have proven that we can travel and run safely and our organisers increasingly recognise the need to move forward and deal with the virus. In fact, many guests even want to use our event as a platform to show the world that they are making progress.
We are happy that Saudi Arabia is part of this calendar, and we are just as happy to be back in the places we had hoped for in 2020. We would like to thank all our supporters and partners for their continued enthusiasm and cooperation and look forward to offering our fans an exciting season on the track.