The 2021 F1 season opener was scheduled to be held at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne from 18-21 March 2021. Unfortunately, due to continuing international travel disruptions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed until 18-21 November 2021.
This means that the event will now be the third last race of the F1 Championship. There are 23 races still scheduled for the 2021 season, with the series beginning at the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28. The news was recently confirmed by Formula 1, the Victorian Government and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
“We’re very excited to be able to confirm the rescheduling of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to 18-21 November 2021,” said Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, Paul Little.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the strong support of the Victorian Government and Formula 1.
“As the third-last race of the season, this provides the opportunity to safely host what could be the championship-decider in Melbourne in the lead-in to summer.
“It has been a busy start to the year at Formula 1 and we are pleased to confirm that the number of races planned for the season remains unchanged,” Formula 1 president and chief executive Stefano Domenicali said.
“The global pandemic has not yet allowed life to return to normal, but we showed in 2020 that we can race safely as the first international sport to return and we have the experience and plans in place to deliver on our season.
“It is great news that we have already been able to agree a rescheduled date for the Australian Grand Prix in November.”
2021 Formula 1 Calendar
March 28 – Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 18 – Italy (Imola)
May 2 – TBC
May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)
May 23 – Monaco (Monaco)
June 6 – Azerbaijan (Baku)
June 13 – Canada (Montreal)
June 27 – France (Le Castellet)
July 4 – Austria (Spielberg)
July 18 – United Kingdom (Silverstone)
August 1 – Hungary (Budapest)
August 29 -Belgium (Spa)
September 5 – Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 12 – Italy (Monza)
September 26 – Russia (Sochi)
October 3 – Singapore (Singapore)
October 10 – Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 – USA (Austin)
October 31 -Mexico (Mexico City)
November 7 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 21 – Australia (Melbourne)
December 5 -Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
December 12 – Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)