Formula 1 releases revised calendar for 2021 season

Mark Scott
Formula 1 logo. Spa August 2021

Formula 1 logo on show at the Belgian Grand Prix during the 2021 season. Spa August 2021

A record-breaking 23 race season will now become a record-breaking 22 race season after Formula 1 released a revised second half of the 2021 calendar.

The slight reduction in total races is because the cancelled Japanese Grand Prix will not be replaced on the schedule, but the postponed and then cancelled Australian Grand Prix is still set to be replaced by the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.

Races at Zandvoort, Monza and Sochi are all sticking to their original dates, but the Turkish Grand Prix has been pushed back from October 3 to October 10.

A two-week break then follows before we head to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, then the following races in Mexico and Brazil have both been pushed back by a week respectively.

Following Brazil, there is space for a race on November 21, thought to be the Qatar Grand Prix. That will kick-off a Middle East leg to end the season, with Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi retaining their original places.

The revised 2021 calendar is as follows:

September 03-05 – Dutch Grand Prix
September 10-12 – Italian Grand Prix
September 24-26 – Russian Grand Prix
October 08-10 – Turkish Grand Prix
October 22-24 – United States Grand Prix
November 05-07 – Mexican Grand Prix
November 12-14 – Brazilian Grand Prix
November 19-21 TBC
December 03-05 – Saudi Grand Prix
December 10-12 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula 1, said: “We are very pleased to announce the updates to the 2021 calendar following extensive discussions with the promoters and national authorities.

“The pandemic continues to present the season with challenges but we have proven we can adapt and we are confident we can deliver a record breaking 22 races this year despite a global pandemic.”

“I want to thank the promoters in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey for their patience and flexibility and we will provide the details of the final addition soon. This season is proving to be an incredible battle on the track and this is hugely exciting for our fans around the world and we look forward to the intensity continuing in the races ahead.”