Formula One Grand Prix enthusiasts will have to endure another two weeks before the first race of the FIA 2021 F1 championship season starts. The revised 2021 calendar was recently released and it is indeed a biggy! Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s championship will not start in Melbourne, Australia as initially anticipated, but will leave the grid with the Bahrain Grand Prix from the 26th until the 28th of March at the Sakhir Circuit.
The Australian Grand Prix was shifted way down the calendar, which this year consists of 23 races, and is scheduled to be the 21st race of the season which will commence from the 19th to the 21st of November.
Some exciting news is that two of the replacement Grand Prix races from 2020 due to the worldwide outbreak of the Corona Virus, will be back for the 2021 championship. The Portuguese Grand Prix at the new Portimao Circuit will be the third race of the season and will take place from the 30th of April until the 2nd of May.
The other stand-in Grand Prix race of 2020, the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in Italy, will be the host of the second race for the 2021 season and is set to take place from the 16th until the 18th of April. There are two more new additions to this year’s calendar.
The one is the return of the Dutch Grand Prix on the new revised Zandvoort Circuit set to be the 13th race and will be held from the 3rd until the 5th of September.
The other one is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah. This race, taking place from the 3rd until the 5th of December, will be the 22nd race and the second last of a very long season.
The season-ender will be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the 10th until the 12th of December at the Yas Marina Circuit. All of these promise to make for some spectacular racing action and it will be interesting to see how the new Ferrari will match up.