Official: Australian and Chinese GPS Postponed, Imola returns

Officiel : les GP d'Australie et de Chine reportés, Imola revient

This 2021 calendar is definitely a headache for Liberty Media. Nearly a month after the 23-round campaign was confirmed, Formula 1 bosses unveiled new sketches for next season.

Maintained in 23 innings, the 2021 campaign will open on the Bahrain side. Earlier this year, the first meeting of the Australian Grand Prix was postponed to November. The same is true for China, which is postponed without knowing the exact dates. Discussions are ongoing with the advertiser for re-planning at the end of the season.

The Imola Round, which was reviewed in 2020 after nearly fifteen years of absence, will finally return to the calendar in 2021. The third date is also expected on the Portimio calendar (May 2). The location of the stated date will soon be confirmed by Formula 1.

The Barcelona round is a time of uncertainty, subject to the signing of a new contract with advertisers since the deal was discovered.

No worries for the French Grand Prix. The national meeting was held on June 27.

The outcome of the campaign will not change. After Australia, before the season closes with the traditional Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the shrine will have to go round the Jetta in Saudi Arabia.

Revised 2021 calendar

March 28: Bahrain (Zakir)
April 18: Imola (Italy)
May 2: Must be confirmed (Portimao at the pole)
May 9: Spain (Barcelona)
23rd Always: Monaco (Monte-Carlo)
June 6: Azerbaijan (Baku)
June 13: Canada (Montreal)
June 27: France (Le Castellet)
July 4: Austria (Spielberg)
July 18: Great Britain (Silverstone)
August 1: Hungary (Budapest)
August 29: Belgium (Spa-Francorcomps)
September 5: Netherlands (Johnward)
September 12: Italy (Monza)
September 26: Russia (Sochi)
October 3: Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 10: Japan (Suzuki)
October 24: USA (Austin)
October 31: Mexico (Mexico City)
November 14: Bruce (Sao Paulo)
November 21: Australia (Melbourne) *
December 5: Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) **
December 12: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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* Subject to the approval of the World Motor Sports Council
** Subject to round approval

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