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Wed, 11 November 2020

Formula 1 Publishes Provisional Calendar for 2021

The provisional race calendar for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship has been published before being submitted to the World Motor Sport Council for approval.

The 2021 season follows an unprecedented year for Formula 1 in which the ongoing COVID19 pandemic resulted in a revised 2020 calendar of 17 races and the first international sport to resume its season.

Whilst Saudi Arabia has been added to the calendar for the first time, Vietnam is not listed. Hanoi was scheduled to host Vietnam's first ever F1 race in April of this year but that race was postponed until 2021 because of COVID19. F1 has not yet made an official statement about why Vietnam is not included in the 2021 calendar.

The Hanoi F1 Circuit in Vietnam being constructed in January 2020. Hosting a F1 race in Hanoi would have not only been a major victory for the country and GMS region, but also the region's tourism industry and overall ecomomy. Click to enlarge.

Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1, said, We are pleased to announce the 2021 Formula 1 provisional calendar after extensive conversations with our promoters, the teams and the FIA. We are planning for 2021 events with fans that provide an experience close to normal and expect our agreements to be honoured. We have proven that we can safely travel and operate our races and our promoters increasingly recognise the need to move forward and manage the virus. In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world they are moving forward. We are delighted to see Saudi Arabia become part of the schedule and are equally excited to return to the venues we hoped to race at in 2020. We want to thank all our promoters and partners for their ongoing enthusiasm and collaboration and look forward to giving our fans an exciting season on the track.

The 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship begins in Australia on 18-21 March and ends in Abu Dhabi on 5 December.

The provisional race calendar for the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship has been published before being submitted to the World Motor Sport Council for approval.

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