F1 announces 23 race provisional calendar for 2021

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Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the upcoming 2021 season which will have 23 Grand Prix on the provisional schedule for next year. It will start from Australian Grand Prix in March 2021 and will end from Saudi Arabia Grand Prix scheduled in the month of December 2021. The new schedule will have  23 races which will be the longest in the history of World Championship.

The new calendar will have two pair of triple headers where the Formula one races in the summer month will be organized in Belgium, Netherlands and Italy followed by winter month races after a two-week gap in Russia, Singapore and Japan’s races will run consecutively. The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the racing fraternity to a great extent in which 17 races which  was supposed to be held in 2020 has been revised to 2021.

“The plans for 2021 have involved extensive dialogue with all promoters and their local and national authorities at a time on ongoing fluidity related to global pandemic. Formula 1 and the FIA put in place robust health and safety measures to allow the revised 2020 season to restart and run effectively,” read an F1 Statement.

“Our hosts for 2021 are reassured by our safe return to racing this season and confident that the plans and procedures we have in place will allow us to return to a level of normality for the 2021 season” It added.

The FIA said it expects fans to return for the 2021 season for the calendar to look similar to the original planned 2020 season “We will continue to work closely with our partners and look forward to the start of the season on March 18th 2021 in Australia”.

It is the highest class of International single-seater racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de Automobile(FIA) and owned by Liberty Media, an American media mass company. The result of every race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships where one point is allocated to driver and other is allotted to constructor. Driver who take part in the racing should have valid Super Licences issued by FIA. Most events occur in rural locations on purpose-built tracks, but several events take place on city streets.