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World Motor Sport Council confirms 23-date calendar for 2021

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17/12/2020

The World Motor Sport Council has approved the 23-date F1 schedule for 2021 originally presented last month.

With the future of the Brazilian round of the championship assured, only three question marks remain.

Other than the homologation of the proposed track in Jeddah that will host the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, agreement still has to be reached with the race promoter in Barcelona.

The April date originally set for the Vietnam Grand Prix is still open, with the talk in Abu Dhabi last weekend being that the slot could be given to Portimao, which proved popular with drivers and fans alike this year.

Yesterday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council was hosted in Geneva by FIA President Jean Todt with FIA Deputy President for Sport Graham Stoker and WMSC members joining in a large majority via video conference from locations across the globe.

The World Council congratulated the entire Formula 1 community for its achievement of completing 17 events in the wake of the global pandemic, and Jean Todt thanked Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey for his significant contributions to the sport since 2017 as he moves to the position of Non-Executive Chairman at the end of this year, while welcoming Stefano Domenicali as the new CEO.

Date Race Circuit
21-Mar Australia Melbourne
28-Mar Bahrain Sakhir
11-Apr China Shanghai
25-Apr TBC TBC
09-May Spain Barcelona**
23-May Monaco Monaco
06-Jun Azerbaijan Baku
13-Jun Canada Montreal
27-Jun France Le Castellet
04-Jul Austria Spielberg
18-Jul Great Britain Silverstone
01-Aug Hungary Budapest
29-Aug Belgium Spa Francorchamps
05-Sep Netherlands Zandvoort
12-Sep Italy Monza
26-Sep Russia Sochi
03-Oct Singapore Singapore
10-Oct Japan Suzuka
24-Oct USA Austin
31-Oct Mexico Mexico City
14-Nov Brazil Sao Paulo
28-Nov Saudi Arabia Jeddah*
05-Dec Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

* Subject to circuit homologation

** Subject to promoter agreement

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1. Posted by trackrecords, 22/12/2020 18:22

"They're making it like bloody NASCAR with barely a 3 month break. Just watch, once they comprehend world geography, in the same way that USA and Mexico are together, we'll have British/French/Netherlands/German/Austrian/Hungarian GPs on successive weekends. Or make France and Monaco back-to-back, with Portugal and Spain an obvious back-to-back - moving Spain 7 days earlier - and we can easily make it 25 races…"

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2. Posted by Burton, 17/12/2020 11:36

"April slot for Portimão could be cool, definite chance of rain."

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3. Posted by Motorsport-fan, 17/12/2020 9:26

"Thats a long season!"

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