F1 confirm RECORD 23-race season in 2021

F1 confirm RECORD 23-race season in 2021 as organisers scrap Vietnam Grand Prix and schedule Silverstone showpiece to avoid Wimbledon and Euro 2020 games at Wembley… with Turkey, Portugal and Italy all in the running to host replacement event

  • F1 organisers are hopeful next year’s 23-race season could be ‘close to normal’ 
  • 2021 calendar was unveiled, with busiest campaign in sport’s history confirmed
  • REVEALED: 23-race calendar for 2021 season with British Grand Prix on July 18 

Formula One organisers are hopeful that next year’s record-breaking 23-race season could be ‘close to normal’ as plans progress for the return of fans.

The 2021 calendar was unveiled on Tuesday morning, with the busiest campaign in the sport’s history confirmed.

While Vietnam’s inaugural Grand Prix has been shelved, the April 25 date has been held for a yet-to-be-confirmed replacement host, with Istanbul, Imola and Portugal all in contention.

Formula One will schedule the 2021 British Grand Prix on July 18 amid a 23-race schedule 

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton with the trophy after winning the British Grand Prix this year

Chase Carey, chairman and chief executive of F1, was delighted to unveil the new programme

Chase Carey, chairman and chief executive of F1, was delighted to unveil the programme after this year’s 22-race structure was redrawn and reduced to just 17 in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.

Carey also made it clear it was the driving ambition to move on from the behind-closed-doors era and return to live crowds.

‘We are pleased to announce the 2021 Formula 1 provisional calendar after extensive conversations with our promoters, the teams and the FIA. We are planning for 2021 events with fans that provide an experience close to normal and expect our agreements to be honoured.

‘We have proven that we can safely travel and operate our races and our promoters increasingly recognise the need to move forward and manage the virus. In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world they are moving forward.

‘We want to thank all our promoters and partners for their ongoing enthusiasm and collaboration and look forward to giving our fans an exciting season on the track.’

Portimao, host of the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, could replace the scrapped Vietnam round


Mar 21 Australia

Mar 28 Bahrain

Apr 11 China

Apr 25 Imola/Turkey/Portugal

May 9 Spain

May 23 Monaco

June 6 Azerbaijan

June 13 Canada

June 27 France

July 4 Austria

July 18 Britain

Aug 1 Hungary 

Aug 29 Belgium

Sep 5 Holland

Sep 12 Italy

Sep 26 Russia

Oct 3 Singapore

Oct 10 Japan

Oct 24 USA

Oct 31 Mexico

Nov 14 Brazil

Nov 28 Saudi Arabia

Dec 5 Abu Dhabi


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