The other day, Formula 1 Executive Director Chase Carey said that the championship leadership is completing work on the formation of the calendar of the 2021 season. The document has not yet been published anywhere, but a draft version can already be found on the Internet, which, on the one hand, gives an idea of what awaits us, but on the other hand, its authenticity raises certain doubts.
According to the version of the calendar published by the F1i publication, the next season will begin on March 14 in Bahrain, and before that, winter tests may take place on the Sakhir circuit. However, two weeks ago, Australian Grand Prix promoter Andrew Westacott said that it was the race in Melbourne that would open the 2021 championship.
There are questions about the date of the Grand Prix of Russia. In the published version of the calendar, the date is September 19, but on the official Sochi Autodrom website on the ticket sales page there are completely different dates for the Russian Grand Prix: September 24-26.
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, which is included in the calendar, also raises questions, since the track does not yet exist. However, the race is planned to be held on city streets, so it is quite possible to organize a temporary track in a year.
The Brazilian Grand Prix is not on the calendar, but given the situation with the tracks in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the absence of this race is not surprising.
Potential calendar for the 2021 season
|Date||Grand Prix||Location |
|25th of April||Azerbaijan||Baku|
|27th of June||France||Le Castellet|
|11 july||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|14 november||Mexico||Mexico City|
|November 28||Saudi Arabia||Jeddah|
|5th of December||Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina|