22 races it is: F1 announces revised calendar, drops one of two ‘TBA’ slots; see full updated schedule

Turkish, Mexican, and Brazilian events have been pushed back one week

By F1total.ca staff

Diminished calendar is still a record as it features one more race than the 2016, 2018 and 2019 seasons (Photo: F1/Twitter)

11 down, 11 to go.

Formula 1 announced a revised calendar for the remainder of the 2021 season on Saturday with one less race than initially planned, but still a record for the series. The series saw a 21-race calendar in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

The now 22-race calendar saw one of the two ‘TBA’ slots dropped. ‘Round 17’, which stood for the cancelled Japanese GP, has been scrapped. ‘Round 21’, which represented the Australian GP cancelled back in July, now counts as ‘Round 20’ and remains with its location to be determined.

The Turkish GP, planned for the Oct. 1-3 weekend, has been pushed one week back to Oct. 8-10, just like the Mexican GP, now Nov. 5-7, and the Brazilian GP, now on Nov. 12-14.

All other events (Dutch GP, Italian GP, Russian GP, U.S. GP, Saudi Arabian GP and Abu Dhabi GP) remained on their previously scheduled dates.

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, initially scheduled for the June 11-13 weekend, got cancelled in late April for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns after weeks of rumours.

Check out the full updated schedule here.

“We are very pleased to announce the updates to the 2021 calendar following extensive discussions with the promoters and national authorities,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“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.”

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One thought on “22 races it is: F1 announces revised calendar, drops one of two ‘TBA’ slots; see full updated schedule

  • August 28, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Acomodaç~es necessarias em tempo de pandemia.Um bom numeroi de corrida para um ano que continua atípico.

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