The FIA Formula One World Championship have issued an updated 2021 calendar following the postponement of the season opening Australian Grand Prix due to the ongoing COVID 19 global pandemic. The season was originally due to start from March 18 to 21 in Melbourne however it will now start in Bahrain on March 28.
It has been a busy start to the year at Formula 1 and we are pleased to confirm that the number of races planned for the season remains unchanged. The global pandemic has not yet allowed life to return to normal, but we showed in 2020 that we can race safely as the first international sport to return and we have the experience and plans in place to deliver on ourseason It is great news that we have already been able to agree a rescheduled date for the Australian Grand Prix inNovember and are continuing to work with our Chinese colleagues to find a solution to race there in 2021 if something changes. We are very excited to announce that Imola will return for the 2021 season and know our fans will be looking forward to the return of Formula 1 after the winter break and our revised season opener in Bahrain. Obviously, the virussituation remains fluid, but we have the experience from last season with all our partners and promoters to adapt accordingly and safely in 2021.”