Belgian Grand Prix – Formula 1 will present to the teams a revised calendar for the second half of the 2021 season.
The new calendar will feature 11 races making the season total to 22, one less than originally planned at the start of the year.
The calendar is set to be presented to teams for approval, as reported by RacingNews365.com, and will make some small tweaks to the existing calendar in light of the continuing global Covid-19 situation.
The current triple header, including this weekends’ Grand Prix at Belgium, next weekends’ race at the Netherlands, and the following event at Italy will continue as planned. Russia remains on schedule, but Turkey, which was brought in as a stand in for the Singapore Grand Prix will be pushed back a week to allow for travel restrictions.
Turkey would take place on 10th October in the slot the now cancelled Japanese Grand Prix held. The USA Grand Prix, which will take place on its own, will go ahead on 24th October.
The Formula 1 circus will then move to Mexico and Brazil to form a double-header event. Mexico will be pushed back by a week from it’s original slot to the 8th November with Brazil on 15th November.
The 2021 seasons’ climax will form a triple header in the Middle East from 29th November. Qatar, which will make it’s F1 debut, will be followed by the new circuit at Jeddah before the seasons. conclusion at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The revised calendar will need to meet with the teams’ approval before going ahead.
Below is the proposed 2021 calendar:
- Belgian Grand Prix – 19th August
- Dutch Grand Prix – 5th September
- Italian Grand Prix – 12th September
- Russian Grand Prix – 26th September 26
- Turkish Grand Prix – 10th October
- United States Grand Prix – 24th October
- Mexican Grand Prix – 8th November
- Brazilian Grand Prix – 15th November
- Qatar Grand Prix – 29th November
- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – 5th December
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – 12th December