Rumor: Half The 2021 Formula One Calendar to change (2nd Update)

Portugal’s Algarve circuit is set to return to the Formula One calendar this season, taking the vacant slot left by Vietnam on May 2.

The BBC and Sky Sports television said teams would be told officially at a meeting of the F1 commission on Thursday that the third round of the season would be in Portugal.

January 11, 2021 

Potential Revised 2021 F1 Calendar

No. Grand Prix Venue Date
1 Bahrain Sakhir March 28
2 San Marino Imola April 18
3 Portugal Portimao May 2
4 Spain Barcelona May 9
5 Monaco Monte Carlo May 23
6 Azerbaijan Baku June 6
7 Canada Montreal June 13
8 France Le Castellet June 27
9 Austria Spielberg July 4
10 United Kingdom Silverstone July 18
11 Hungary Budapest August 1
12 Belgium Spa August 29
13 Netherlands Zandvoort September 5
14 Italy Monza September 12
15 Russia Sochi September 26
16 Singapore Singapore October 3
17 Japan Suzuka October 10
18 USA Austin October 24
19 Mexico City Mexico City October 31
20 Sau Paulo Sao Paulo November 7
21 Australia Melbourne November 21
22 Saudi Arabia Jeddah December 5
23 Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi December 12


January 11, 2021 

Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) president Jean Todt has now admitted that the season is probably going to be rearranged. Actually, about half of it. Half of it is probably going to be rearranged.

2020’s schedule took a big hit because of the pandemic, and Todt believes we’re about to see the same situation. The 2021 season, set to start in Australia, will see the Australian GP and Chinese GP postponed soon with more to come.

“Unfortunately it is not over—it is not like the season is ending, and we start from a (clean) piece of paper because lockdown is still going to happen, confinement—the virus is there,” said Todt.

“There has been progress, we are expecting a vaccine, so it will be good for the population and good for the planet to be able to enjoy that, but I am sure that … we will hear quite a lot of potential changes on the different calendars, not only Formula 1 but on other calendars.

“So if I had to commit on a back to kind of normal, even if I feel it will be a different life after the COVID-19 crisis, I think half of (2021), in my opinion, will not be as we could have expected to have in a normal season.”