Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on observe at Yas Marina Circuit
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Dubai: The FIA has confirmed the Formulation One 20201 season would be the longest in historical past — with 23 races culminating within the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 5.

The normal curtain-raiser in Australia — a race which was cancelled this 12 months on account of coronavirus — will kick issues off on March 21.

Formulation One chiefs confirmed that the storied Interlagos circuit will proceed to be the Brazilian residence of the game till 2025.

Rio had needed to take the race however their bid to construct a brand new observe fell foul of environmentalists who protested the lack of a tropical forest which might have been felled to accommodate a brand new circuit. The Brazil race will probably be on 14 November.

Clearly, the calender is topic to alter depending on the coronavirus pandemic state of affairs, however with the Abu Dhabi race going off efficiently underneath strict well being and security measures, it’s unlikely that we are going to see the chaos that disrupted a lot of the 2020 calendar.

Plans for the ‘F1 biosphere’ on the Australian GP in Melbourne are already underneath approach, following its protected implementation in Abu Dhabi.

With Vietnam unlikely to host a race reserved for them — a key official liable for the race in Hanoi has been arrested on corruption costs — the April 25 slot stays empty, with a number but to be confirmed. Turkey’s Istanbul Park, Portugal’s Portimao and Italy’s Imola observe are the almost definitely to interchange Vietnam.

Saudi Arabia will host its inaugural F1 race in Jeddah on November 28 earlier than the season-ender in Abu Dhabi.

2021 Formulation 1 calendar

March 21 Australia (Melbourne)
March 28 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 11 China (Shanghai)
April 25 TBC
Might 9 Spain (Barcelona)
Might 23 Monaco
June 6 Azerbaijan (Baku)
June 13 Canada (Montreal)
June 27 France (Le Castellet)
July 4 Austria (Spielberg)
July 18 Britain (Silverstone)
August 1 Hungary (Hungaroring)
August 29 Belgium (Spa)
September 5 Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 12 Italy (Monza)
September 26 Russia (Sochi)
October 3 Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 10 Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 USA (Austin)
October 31 Mexico (Mexico Metropolis)
November 14 Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 28 Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
December 5 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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