Formula 1 back to 'normal': 'We expect fans again in 2021'

10-11-2020 10:12
by GPblog.com
F1 News
Formula 1 back to 'normal': 'We expect fans again in 2021'

The Formula 1 calendar for 2021 has been announced by the organisation and with that all speculation has come to an end. It is a full calendar of 23 races, although one more race still has to be announced.

Formula 1 again with a full calendar

''The plans for 2021 have involved extensive dialogue with all promoters and their local and national authorities at a time of ongoing fluidity related to the global pandemic," says the statement on the Formula 1 website.

''Our hosts for 2021 are reassured by our safe return to racing this season and confident that the plans and procedures we have in place will allow us to return to a level of normality for the 2021 season. As we have said before, we expect fans to return for the 2021 season and for the calendar to look similar to the originally planned 2020 season. We will continue to work closely with our promoters and partners and look forward to the start of the season on the 18th March 2021 in Australia.''

Carey proud of calendar

Chase Carey is also delighted with the new calendar. The CEO of Formula 1 closes his term completely and leaves it neatly for his successor. ''We are pleased to announce the 2021 Formula 1 provisional calendar after extensive conversations with our promoters, the teams and the FIA. We are planning for 2021 events with fans that provide an experience close to normal and expect our agreements to be honoured''.

''We have proven that we can safely travel and operate our races and our promoters increasingly recognise the need to move forward and manage the virus. In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world they are moving forward''.

''We are delighted to see Saudi Arabia become part of the schedule and are equally excited to return to the venues we hoped to race at in 2020. We want to thank all our promoters and partners for their ongoing enthusiasm and collaboration and look forward to giving our fans an exciting season on the track," concludes the Formula 1 top man.

Video player

More videos

  • Small
  • Big