Formula 1 published a revised timetable for the remainder of the 2021 season on Saturday, following earlier this month’s announcement that the Japanese Grand Prix will not be held this year.
The revised schedule includes 22 races – a record for a single season – and reschedules a number of existing events.
The Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, and the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will all go place as scheduled. Following those races, the Turkish Grand Prix has been pushed back a week to October 10.
Following that, the United States Grand Prix – which will remain on October 24 – will be followed by the Mexico City and Brazilian Grand Prix, which will be moved back a week, from October 31 and November 7, respectively, to November 7 and November 14.
After that, another race will take place on November 21 at an as-yet-unannounced circuit, before the season concludes with the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah on December 5 and the season finale in Abu Dhabi on December 12. Notably, F1 originally planned to run its longest season ever with 23 races this year but has subsequently reduced it to 22.
Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali stated in a statement: “We are delighted to announce that the 2021 calendar has been updated following intensive consultation with promoters and national authorities. The pandemic continues to pose obstacles for the season, but we have demonstrated our ability to adapt, and we are sure that we can run a record-breaking 22 events this year despite a global pandemic.”
“I’d want to express my gratitude to the promoters in Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey for their patience and flexibility, and we’ll announce the final addition shortly. This season has been a terrific battle on the track, which is tremendously exciting for our fans worldwide, and we look forward to the intensity continuing in the races ahead.”
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