It is lights out on the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.
After the coronavirus shortened the 2020 race schedule, F1 racing is again in a livid means, with a report slate of 23 races in 2021 — a drastic improve from the 17-race dash that passed off in 2020. Sakhir performs host to the 2021 season debut, with the Bahrain Grand Prix opening the season.
Imola will make a return to the schedule in 2021 in Spherical 2, lower than a 12 months after 5 drivers didn’t end due to a swath of technical failures and an accident that sidelined racers. The slate additionally sees racers soar throughout the pond once more to return to 2 races in North America this 12 months, with each 2020 race going down in Europe or Asia.
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The 2020 F1 season was all kinds of memorable: Lewis Hamilton cruised to his seventh world championship, George Russell took a seat behind the wheel of a Mercedes in a glimpse of the long run, Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a horrifying crash and Pierre Gasly was the primary Frenchman to win a grand prix in practically 1 / 4 century.
Here is what you should know concerning the 2021 F1 schedule.
(All occasions Japanese.)
Formula 1 2021 schedule
In all, there are 23 scheduled races within the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix one of many final races added, sliding onto the docket the primary week in March. The initially scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was eliminated after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, whereas the Chinese language Grand Prix was finally nixed from the slate.
The Canadian GP was additionally canceled amid ongoing coronavirus issues, with the Styrian Grand Prix changing it. Singapore GP quickly adopted go well with, with the race canceled for the second consecutive 12 months. FIA changed the race with the Turkish Grand Prix, being re-added to the schedule for Oct. 3.
All races shall be broadcast on the U.S. aspect on the ESPN household of networks, with the USA Grand Prix and Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix each airing on ABC.
Please word: The on-the-hour begin occasions don’t embrace the printed begin time, which is often 5 minutes earlier than the beginning of the race. Occasions don’t embrace ESPN’s customary pre-race reveals.
Here is the newest schedule:
|Date||Race||Course||Begin time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain Worldwide Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Enzo and Dino Ferrari Worldwide Circuit||9 a.m.||TBD||Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)|
|Might 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve Worldwide Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Might 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona-Catalonia circuit||9 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Might 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco circuit||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku Metropolis Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Crimson Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)|
|June 27||Styrian Grand Prix||Crimson Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Crimson Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|Aug. 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|Aug. 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 12||Italian Grand Prix||Monza Nationwide Circuit||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 3||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul Metropolis Circuit||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka Worldwide Racing Course||1 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 24||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Nov. 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Tempo||Midday||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Road Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|