New F1 calendar: "Number of races planned for the season remains unchanged"

12-01-2021 08:24
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New F1 calendar: Number of races planned for the season remains unchanged

The 2021 Formula 1 calendar has faced an update, with many changes to the agenda. For example, the start of the season is in Bahrain and Australia shifts to November. Stefano Domenicali therefore had work to do straight away in his first month as CEO of Formula 1.

Domenicali straight to work

A number of things stood out on the new F1 calendar that was presented by Formula 1 on Tuesday morning. Not only has the start of the season been postponed, but the Chinese GP has also disappeared from the calendar. In its place, the Grand Prix in Imola is now back and the TBC race will probably also be held in Europe.

“It has been a busy start to the year at Formula 1 and we are pleased to confirm that the number of races planned for the season remains unchanged. The global pandemic has not yet allowed life to return to normal, but we showed in 2020 that we can race safely as the first international sport to return and we have the experience and plans in place to deliver on our season," said Domenicali in the statement from Formula 1. 

Return of Imola

“It is great news that we have already been able to agree a rescheduled date for the Australian Grand Prix in November and are continuing to work with our Chinese colleagues to find a solution to race there in 2021 if something changes," he added. 

“We are very excited to announce that Imola will return for the 2021 season and know our fans will be looking forward to the return of Formula 1 after the winter break and our revised season opener in Bahrain. Obviously, the virus situation remains fluid, but we have the experience from last season with all our partners and promoters to adapt accordingly and safely in 2021," concludes the F1 CEO.

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