Connect with us

F1 News

PREDICTED 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

Published

on

PREDICTED 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

Formula 1 teams gave their feedback on the proposed schedule, which the series will consider in conjunction with race promoters to form a final calendar for the 72nd running of the world championship.

A draft 2021 Formula 1 calendar presented to teams on Monday included a total of 23 races.

The only significant change is the date of the Dutch Grand Prix, which is understood to kick off three successive weekends of racing with the Belgian and Italian Grands Prix following.

Added to the calendar is the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah, while Vietnam is also set to make its debut after having to be cancelled this year.

Spain is slated to kick off the European leg of the season on May 9, after the championship has visited Bahrain, China, and Vietnam off the back of the season opener in Melbourne.

A second triple-header is expected later in the year with Japan, Singapore, and Russia reportedly scheduled on successive weekends.

PREDICTED 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

RndEventDate
1Australian Grand Prix21 March, 2021
2Bahrain Grand Prix4 April, 2021
3Chinese Grand Prix18 April, 2021
4Vietnamese Grand Prix25 April, 2021
5Spanish Grand Prix9 May, 2021
6Monaco Grand Prix23 May, 2021
7Azerbaijan Grand Prix6 June, 2021
8Canadian Grand Prix13 June, 2021
9French Grand Prix27 June, 2021
10Austrian Grand Prix4 July, 2021
11British Grand Prix18 July, 2021
12Hungarian Grand Prix1 August, 2021
13Saudi Arabia Grand Prix15 August, 2021
14Dutch Grand Prix29 August, 2021
15Belgian Grand Prix5 September, 2021
16Italian Grand Prix12 September, 2021
17Singapore Grand Prix26 September, 2021
18Japanese Grand Prix3 October, 2021
19Russian Grand Prix10 October, 2021
20United States Grand Prix24 October, 2021
21Mexico City Grand Prix31 October, 2021
22Brazilian Grand Prix14 November, 2021
23Abu Dhabi Grand Prix28 November, 2021

Something of a surprise addition is the presence of the Brazilian Grand Prix, as its current contract expired with this year’s (non-)event.

Organisers of the sport have been open in their endorsement of a new venue in Sao Paulo, though that is not expected to be ready in time for next year’s event.

That suggests the Brazilian GP will remain at Interlagos for at least 2021.

Formula 1 has this year been forced to heavily revise its calendar as a result of the global pandemic.

In total, 13 events were cancelled this year with new races added in Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, and Bahrain.

Key among considerations in forming next year’s calendar will have been the desire to have crowds return to the track.

Limited spectators have been allowed at a number of recent events after the start of the 2020 campaign was run behind closed doors.

Event promoters derive almost all of their income through gate takings after F1 takes what is generated through trackside signage, and corporate hospitality.

For 2020, F1 has effectively had to rent venues in order to put on grands prix, a state of affairs which is not sustainable long term as approximately a third of the business income is derived from race hosting fees.

Organisers are therefore motivated to have the competition return to ‘normal’ with fan attendance as soon as possible, wherever possible.

The 2021 calendar is expected to be made public next week.

PREDICTED 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR PREDICTED 2021 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

BREAKING NEWS : ALPHATAURI CONFIRM GASLY WILL DRIVE FOR THEM AGAIN IN 2021

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE F1 NEWS VIA Facebook AND Twitter

F1 2020 NEXT RACE

BAHRAIN

29 Nov
BRITISH TIME

SESSION
12:00 - 13:30Free practice 1
16:00 - 17:30Free practice 2
12:00 - 13:00Free practice 3
15:00 -16:00Qualifying
15:10 - 17:10Race

NEWSLETTER