FIA Confirms Formula 1 Calendar With 23 Races
The international motorsport federation FIA has approved the calendar for next season in Formula 1. A record 23 races are scheduled for Max Verstappen and the other drivers.
The season starts on March 21 in Australia, and the last GP will be on December 5, 2021, in Abu Dhabi. The Grand Prix of the Netherlands at the Zandvoort circuit is on September 5, a week after the GP of Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps.
It is not yet known where the drivers will race on April 25. That date is still open on the calendar. The intention was that for the first time a Vietnam Grand Prix would be held in Hanoi.
However, Formula 1 decided to scrap that GP after one of the key officials responsible for winning the race was arrested on suspicion of corruption. Formula 1 is looking for a replacement location to race at the end of April.
The Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, on a street circuit in Jeddah on November 28, 2021, is new on the calendar. This year, the Formula 1 calendar had to be changed by the corona pandemic.
Many races, including the Dutch GP, were cancelled. Ultimately, the drivers were able to drive 17 GPs. Lewis Hamilton captured his seventh world title, Verstappen finished third in the World Cup.