Formula 1 wants a calendar of 23 races despite cancelled Australian GP

06-07-2021 06:32 | Updated: 06-07-2021 09:12
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Formula 1 wants a calendar of 23 races despite cancelled Australian GP

The Australian Grand Prix will not take place in 2021 either. On Tuesday morning this was announced by the organisation, and that is a blow for Formula 1. Nevertheless, the 23 races should still be feasible according to Stefano Domenicali.

F1 calendar of 23 races

Formula 1 started this year with a Formula 1 calendar that was much different than what we have seen so far, and that will change a few more times. Now the previously postponed GP of Australia has been cancelled, and Domenicali has to find a replacement because 23 races will be organised according to him.

''While it is disappointing we won’t be racing in Australia this season, we are confident we can deliver a 23 race season in 2021 and we have a number of options to take forward to replace the place left vacant by the Australian Grand Prix. We will be working through the details of those options in the coming weeks and will provide further updates once those discussions are concluded,'' Domenicali said in the press release.

Bitter Australians

Mark Webber, a former F1 driver and board member of the Australian organisation, is devastated by the news. ''I’m shattered that we can’t hold a Formula 1 event in Australia for another year. It’s a real shame as we’re world-class at pulling these types of events off as an organisation.''

''It's a huge disappointment for all of the drivers that we won't be coming down to Australia in November, but we understand the reasons. For me personally, I can't wait to have the chance to race at home again, and it'll be even sweeter when we do because it's been so long. Fingers crossed things can change for 2022 and we get to see the awesome fans at Albert Park again and put on a good show for them,'' Daniel Ricciardo also adds.

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