It’s lights out on the 2021 Formula 1 world championship.
After the coronavirus shortened the 2020 race schedule, F1 racing is again in a livid approach, with a document slate of 23 races in 2021 — a drastic improve from the 17-race dash that befell in 2020. Sakhir performs host to the 2021 season debut, with the Bahrain Grand Prix opening the season.
Imola will make a return to the schedule in 2021 in Round 2, lower than a yr after 5 drivers didn’t end due to a swath of technical failures and an accident that sidelined racers. The slate additionally sees racers soar throughout the pond once more to come back to 2 races in North America this yr, with each 2020 race going down in Europe or Asia.
The 2020 F1 season was all types of memorable: Lewis Hamilton cruised to his seventh world championship, George Russell took a seat behind the wheel of a Mercedes in a glimpse of the long run, Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a horrifying crash and Pierre Gasly was the primary Frenchman to win a grand prix in almost 1 / 4 century.
Here’s what you might want to know concerning the 2021 F1 schedule.
(All occasions Eastern.)
Formula 1 2021 schedule
In all, there are 23 scheduled races within the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix one of many final races added, sliding onto the docket the primary week in March. The initially scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was eliminated after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, whereas the Chinese Grand Prix was ultimately nixed from the slate.
The Canadian GP was additionally canceled amid ongoing coronavirus issues, with the Styrian Grand Prix changing it. Singapore GP quickly adopted swimsuit, with the race canceled for the second consecutive yr. FIA changed the race with the Turkish Grand Prix, being re-added to the schedule for Oct. 3.
All races will likely be broadcast on the U.S. facet on the ESPN household of networks, with the United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix each airing on ABC.
Please notice: The on-the-hour begin occasions don’t embrace the printed begin time, which is usually 5 minutes earlier than the beginning of the race. Times don’t embrace ESPN’s customary pre-race reveals.
Here’s the most recent schedule:
|Date||Race||Course||Start time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 a.m.||TBD||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Styrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Aug. 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|Aug. 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|Sept. 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|Sept. 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|Sept. 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 3||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul City Circuit||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 24||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Nov. 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|