FIA confirms 23-race 2021 F1 calendar

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FIA confirms 23-race 2021 F1 calendar

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FIA confirms 23-race 2021 F1 calendar

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The FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved the 23-race 2021 Formula 1 calendar, with one venue still yet to be announced.

On the same day that there was confirmation of a new five-year agreement for the Brazilian Grand Prix to be held at Interlagos until 2025 — under the new name of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix to reflect funding coming from the city — the WMSC ratified the provisional calendar announced by F1 back in early November.

The season will start in Australia on March 21, opening with a doubleheader of races on consecutive weekends that also includes Bahrain less than four months after it last hosted a race this season. There is a yet-to-be-confirmed race to be held on April 25 — originally scheduled for Vietnam, but no longer the inaugural race in Hanoi — and a provisional Spanish Grand Prix on May 9, subject to a promoter agreement.

The United States Grand Prix remains on October 24, with Austin again paired with Mexico City a week later, before Brazil, Saudi Arabia (November 28) and Abu Dhabi (December 5) round out what will be a record 23-race season. The new race in Jeddah is marked as subject to circuit homologation.

Full 2021 Formula 1 calendar:

March 21,  Melbourne, Australia

March 28, Sakhir, Bahrain

April 11, Shanghai, China

April 25, To be announced

May 9, Barcelona,  Spain*

May 23, Monte Carlo, Monaco

June 6, Baku, Azerbaijan

June 13, Montreal, Canada

June 27, Le Castellet, France

July 4, Spielberg, Austria

July 18, Silverstone, UK

August1, Budapest, Hungary

August 29, Spa, Belgium

September 5, Zandvoort, Netherlands

September 12, Monza, Italy

September 26, Sochi, Russia

October 3, Singapore

October 10, Suzuka, Japan

October 23, Austin (COTA), USA

October 31, Mexico City, Mexico

November 14, Sao Paulo Brazil

November 28, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia**

December 5, Abu Dhabi

*subject to promoter agreement

**subject to circuit homologation

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