Bahrain replaces Australia as F1 season opener

2020 Austrian Grand Prix, Saturday - LAT Images

As we mentioned last night on our podcast, the F1 calendar has been officially changed/amended for 2021.

Per, the changes are to move the season-opener in Australia back to November and move Bahrain into pole position as the season-opening race.

“Due to the ongoing travel restrictions in place the 2021 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.”

The good news is that F1 has a history of cobbling together a season and doing so with health and safety chief among their concerns and process. The aggressive 23-race calendar for 2021 was adventurous so expect more possible changes in the future.

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