F1 has announced the schedule for the 2021 season, with 23 Grands Prix on the provisional calendar for next year. The season will kick off in Australia in mid-March, finish in Abu Dhabi in early December, and feature the World Championship race in Saudi Arabia for the first time.
Provisional 2021 F1 calendar
March 21: Melbourne, Australia
March 28: Sakhir, Bahrain
April 11: Shanghai, China
April 25: TBC, TBC
May 9: Barcelona, Spain
May 23: Monaco, Monaco
June 6: Baku, Azerbaijan
June 13: Montreal, Canada
June 27: Le Castellet, France
July 4: Spielberg, Austria
July 18: Silverstone, United Kingdom
August 1: Budapest, Hungary
August 29: Spa, Belgium
September 5: Zandvoort, Netherlands
September 12: Monza, Italy
September 26: Sochi, Russia
October 3: Singapore, Singapore
October 10: Suzuka, Japan
October 24: Austin, USA
October 31: Mexico City, Mexico
November 14: Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 28: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
December 5: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The announcement follows an unprecedented year for F1 since it became the first international sport to restart its season after the COVID-19 resulted in a revised 2020 calendar of 17 races.
F1 revealed that the plans for 2021 season have involved extensive dialogue with all promoters as well as their local and national authorities at a time of ongoing fluidity related to the world health crisis. F1 and the FIA give the priority to robust health and safety measures to restart the revised 2020 season.
F1 also expect fans to return for the next season and for the event to look similar to the originally scheduled 2020 season. They will work closely with their partners to prepare for the season and look forward to the start in Australia on March 18th, 2021.
The provisional F1 calendar for 2021, in addition to those for the F 2 and F3 Championships, remains subject that needs to be approvaled by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council.