F1 has shared a revised 2021 calendar for the second half, with the changes paving way for 22 races as opposed to the target of 23 rounds.
After the meeting between F1 team bosses and Stefano Domenicalli, the sport released a revised 2021 calendar with multiple changes, which paved way to have 22 events, as opposed to the 21 which were to take place in the season.
The current races at Spa, Zandvoort and Monza will stay on as it is, while Russia will take place on September 24-26 as scheduled. Post the Russian event, Turkey has been moved to October 8-10 date from its October 3-5 date to allow teams to complete 14-day run.
The US GP stays on the original date of October 22-24, but the races in Mexico and Brazil has been moved to November 5-7 and November 12-14 date, where the American event becomes a standalone round, while the Mexican race starts a new triple.
The third race in that triple will take place on November 19-21, but the venue is not confirmed with Qatar, Bahrain and Mugello in the frame. The 2021 F1 season will eventually end with races in Saudi Arabia (December 3-5) and Abu Dhabi (December 10-12).
The revised 2021 calendar is as follows:
|September 03-05||FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN DUTCH GRAND PRIX 2021|
|September 10-12||FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA 2021|
|September 24-26||FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021|
|October 08-10||FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX 2021|
|October 22-24||FORMULA 1 ARAMCO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX 2021|
|November 05-07||FORMULA 1 GRAND PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2021|
|November 12-14||FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN GRANDE PRÊMIO DE SÃO PAULO 2021|
|December 03-05||FORMULA 1 SAUDI ARABIAN GRAND PRIX 2021|
|December 10-12||FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021|
“We are very pleased to announce the updates to the 2021 calendar following extensive discussions with the promoters and national authorities,” said Doemnicali. “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.”