The next season will traditionally begin with the Australian Grand Prix: in the preliminary version of the calendar for 2021, the race in Melbourne is scheduled for March 21.
Of course, the organizers of the stage in Albert Park welcome this, because some time ago there were unconfirmed rumors that the first race could take place in Bahrain.
“We are extremely pleased that the 2021 Championship will traditionally kick off here in Melbourne,” said Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. “We continue to work closely with the Victorian government and the local health system to develop plans for public admission to the race, and when they are finalized, we will announce it.
We take a flexible approach that allows us to adapt to changing circumstances in order to provide a safe environment for fans and participants – this is our priority. The vast territory of Albert Park creates ideal conditions for a safe race. “
“We are delighted to be hosting the 2021 championship in Melbourne with our longtime partners,” added Chase Carey, Formula 1 CEO. “Andrew Westacott and his team have done a great job and we know that after an unprecedented 2020, fans will be able to, without fear, enjoy attending the opening of the season at Albert Park. “
Next year, the Australian Grand Prix will be held at Albert Park for the 25th time. For 2021, it is also planned to renew the asphalt pavement along the entire length of the 5.3-kilometer highway; in addition, it is assumed that its configuration will be slightly changed in order to make the competition more interesting and spectacular. But this work should begin after the Formula 1 race is over.