Formula One concluded their constructor’s & drivers’ championship after the Turkish Grand Prix. Three races remain before the 2020 Season ends, with the Formula International Association pre-emptively announcing the schedule for 2021s campaign. Fanatics of F1 were surprised to learn that 23 Grand Prix’s will be held next year, with an additional circuit being selected with the Saudi Arabian GP.
The Vietnam Grand Prix at Hanoi Circuit wasn’t listed with the 2021 Formula One Season. This followed after an arrest was announced with HPCs Chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung. Chairman Chung supported the Vietnam Grand Prix extensively & FIA leaders have now questioned if the circuit is viable for Formula One. There is a chance that the Vietnam Grand Prix will ever be held in Hanoi after this arrest.
Another surprise revealed through the 2021 Season Calendar was that Barcelona’s Spanish Grand Prix is remaining for an additional year. Barcelona Circuit has likely signed an updated contract with Formula One for five years. However, this unexpected Grand Prix meant that Zandvoort was pushed back until September 2021. The Dutch GP at Zandvoort was supposed to begin in May 2021, four months earlier. Minor scheduling changes permitted organizers to create a “Triple Header” for September in Italy & Belgium.
The 2021 Season Calendar is missing one Grand Prix, with the Vietnam GP now being cancelled. Rumours from the paddock suggest that FIA Organizers will select the “Malaysian Grand Prix” at Sepang Circuit to replace Vietnam. Additional tracks indicated on the paddock for replacement include Portimao, Istanbul, and Imola. Below is the dated 2021 Season Calendar for Formula One. All scheduled races are provisional until approved by the “FIA Motorsport Council”. See full schedule below.
- Melbourne, March 21st. Australian Grand Prix.
- Sakhir, March 28th. Bahrain Grand Prix.
- Shanghai, April 11th. Chinese Grand Prix.
- TBC Grand Prix, April 25th.
- Barcelona, May 9th. Spanish Grand Prix.
- Monte Carlo, May 23rd. Monaco Grand Prix.
- Baku, June 6th. Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
- Montreal, June 13th. Canadian Grand Prix.
- Paul Ricard, June 27th. French Grand Prix.
- Spielberg, July 4th. Austrian Grand Prix.
- Silverstone, July 18th. British Grand Prix.
- Budapest, August 1st. Hungarian Grand Prix.
- Belgium, August 29th. Belgian GP.
- Zandvoort, September 6th. Dutch Grand Prix.
- Monza, September 12th. Italian Grand Prix.
- Sochi, September 26th. Russian Grand Prix.
- Marina Bay, October 3rd. Singapore Grand Prix.
- Suzuka, October 10th. Japanese Grand Prix.
- Austin, October 24th. US Grand Prix.
- Mexico City, October 31st. Mexican Grand Prix.
- Sao Paulo, November 14th. Brazilian Grand Prix.
- Jeddah, November 28th. Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
- Yas Marina, December 5th. Abu Dhabi GP.