Just when you think it’s all planned, COVID-19 hits again and creates havoc. That seems to be the sentiment after F1 was forced to revise their 2021 race calendar yet again.
The latest changes to the calendar follow the two changes made a few weeks ago to remove Japan and Australia from the list.
F1 president Stefano Domenicalli said that they are “very pleased to announce the updates to the 2021 calendar following extensive discussions with the promoters and national authorities.”
With the latest changes implemented, Turkey will play host to the world’s best drivers a week later than initially planned. The race in Turkey will take place on 10 October as a standalone event.
The race date in Mexico has now been moved back by a week to create a triple-header with Brazil and another country to be confirmed soon. It is believed that the third race to be confirmed along with the two South American countries could possibly be Qatar.
“I want to thank the promoters in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey for their patience and flexibility and we will provide the details of the final addition soon. This season is proving to be an incredible battle on the track and this is hugely exciting for our fans around the world and we look forward to the intensity continuing in the races ahead,” Domenicali said.
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