The 2021 Formula One calendar has now been confirmed, with the proposed 23 races set to be the longest ever season. Starting in Bahrain on the 28th March 2021, the season finishes just under 9 months later in Abu Dhabi.
The 2020 season was heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with a number of circuits that missed out last season due to return – this includes Brazil’s historic Interlagos Circuit in Sau Paulo, after speculation that the Brazilian Grand Prix was due to move to Rio de Janeiro has now ended.
There is however one gap still to be filled on the 2nd May after the removal of the proposed Vietnam Grand Prix and delay of the Chinese Grand Prix. Speculation is pointing to a return to the Portimão Circuit in Portugal, after it successfully stepped in to host the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 1996.
There will also be two new races – the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort returning to the Formula One calendar for the first time since 1985 and the brand new Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah.
2021 Formula One Calendar
- 28 March – Bahrain Grand Prix (Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain)
- 18 April – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Imola Circuit, Imola, Italy)
- 2 May – Portuguese Grand Prix (Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão, Portugal)
- 9 May – Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
- 23 May – Monaco Grand Prix (Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco)
- 6 June – Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan)
- 20 June – French Grand Prix (Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France)
- 27 June – Styrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria)
- 4 July – Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria)
- 18 July – British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom)
- 1 August – Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary)
- 29 August – Belgian Grand Prix (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium)
- 5 September – Dutch Grand Prix (Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands)
- 12 September – Italian Grand Prix (Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy)
- 26 September – Russian Grand Prix (Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia)
- 10 October – Turkish Grand Prix (Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey)
- 24 October – United States Grand Prix (Circuit of the Americas, Austin, USA)
- 31 October – Mexico City Grand Prix (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico)
- 7 November – Brazilian Grand Prix (Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- 21 November – TBC to replace cancelled Australian Grand Prix
- 5 December – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah Street Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
- 12 December – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
2021 Formula One Teams & Drivers
Can anyone stop the dominance of Mercedes? With Lewis Hamilton winning a record equalling seventh title and the team winning its seventh straight constructions championship in 2020, many are saying no until the drastic technical changes are introduced in 2022.
However that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to be excited about. Red Bull were showing signs of providing real competition to Mercedes, McLaren who finished third in 2020 will have Mercedes engines from 2021, Racing Point who finished fourth have now become Aston Martin with four time champion Sebastian Vettel joining, two time champion Fernando Alonso returns to Renault (now Alpine F1) after a 2 year absence and Ferrari can only get better after a disastrous 2020 season. Also throw into the mix some exciting young talent in the legendary Michael Schumacher’s son Mick joining Haas and there is plenty to look forward to in 2021.
- Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen – Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) & Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA)
- Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda – Pierre Gasly (FRA) & Yuki Tsunoda (JPN)
- Alpine F1 Team – Fernando Alonso (ESP) & Esteban Ocon (FRA)
- Aston Martin BWT F1 Team – Sebastian Vetterl (GER) & Lance Stroll (CAN)
- Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow – Charles Leclerc (MON) & Carlos Sainz Jr. (ESP)
- Haas F1 Team – Nikita Mazepin (RUS) & Mick Schumacher (GER)
- McLaren F1 Team – Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) & Lando Norris (GBR)
- Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team – Valtteri Bottas (FIN) & Lewis Hamilton (GBR)
- Red Bull Racing – Max Verstappan (NED) & Sergio Perez (MEX)
- Williams Racing – Nicholas Latifi (CAN) & George Russell (GBR)
Thinking of going to the Formula One in 2021?
Depending on the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, it would be expected that fans are able to attend races in at least some capacity.
Tickets for all Formula One races are available to purchase through the official F1 website here.