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Formula 1 has revealed a revised calendar for the season. The F1 schedule retains a record 23 races, but the season will now start a week later with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, with the Australian Grand Prix moving later in the year.
Due to the ongoing travel restrictions in place the Chinese Grand Prix will not take place on its planned date, with Imola returning to the F1 calendar in that slot. Discussions with the promoter and authorities in China are ongoing, with the potential to reschedule the race later in the season if possible.
The TBC race in the calendar will be announced in due course and will take place on the new date of 2nd May. InF1 became the first truly international sport to restart following the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
Although the experience gained and safety measures established last year hold F1 in good stead forthe ongoing situation regarding Covid has meant it is not feasible to begin the season in Melbourne. The good news, however, is that the Australian Grand Prix will now take place from the 18th — 21st November following an agreement between Formula 1 and the Australian authorities that shows the importance of the race in Australia to Formula 1 and their partners in Melbourne.
As stated ly, Formula 1 expects fans to return to the grandstands and the exclusive Paddock Club for the season. Obviously, the virus situation remains fluid, but we have the experience from last season with all our partners and promoters to adapt accordingly and safely in Bottas reveals he raced in 30C heat with no drinks system, as he helped Hamilton to victory in British GP. Masi backs stewards on Hamilton penalty, adding that decisions are always based on incident alone not outcome.
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