Bahrain will play host to the 2021 season-opener, with the Australian Grand Prix being delayed until much later in the season, Formula One has confirmed today.
The revised calendar, released by F1 on Tuesday, has the Bahrain GP scheduled to get the season underway on 28 March, with Imola set to host the second round of 2021.
Another important change is the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix as the third round of the season, though the event may still take place later in the year.
It’s yet to be confirmed where Formula One will be racing during the third round.
The 2021 23-race calendar will see the addition of two new grand prix – the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on 5 September and the Saudi Arabian street race on 5 December as the penultimate race of the season.
See below for full details of the revised 2021 F1 calendar:
- 28 March – Bahrain (Sakhir)
- 18 April – Italy (Imola*)
- 2 May – TBC
- 9 May – Spain (Barcelona)
- 23 May – Monaco (Monaco)
- 6 June – Azerbaijan (Baku)
- 13 June – Canada (Montreal)
- 27 June – France (Le Castellet)
- 4 July – Austria (Spielberg)
- 18 July – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
- 1 August – Hungary (Budapest)
- 29 August – Belgium (Spa)
- 5 September – Netherlands (Zandvoort)
- 12 September – Italy (Monza)
- 26 September – Russia (Sochi)
- 3 October – Singapore (Singapore)
- 10 October – Japan (Suzuka)
- 24 October – USA (Austin)
- 31 October – Mexico (Mexico City)
- 7 November – Brazil (Sao Paulo)
- 21 November – Australia (Melbourne*)
- 5 December – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah**)
- 12 December – Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)
*Subject to the approval of the World Motor Sport Council
**Subject to circuit homologation