F1 reveals revised 2021 calendar as Imola return confirmed

By Canadian Press	
	 		F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

"The TBC race in the calendar will be announced in due course and will take place on the new date of 2nd May".

"The F1 grand prix in Catalonia is a great world-level event that generates a multiplying effect in terms of GDP growth and the creation of jobs and wealth that is 10 times higher than the contribution made by the Catalan government".

The start of the 2021 Formula 1 season will be delayed following a decision to postpone the Australian Grand Prix over COVID-19 concerns.

"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 worldwide sport to return and we have the experience and plans in place to deliver on our season". There is a vacant slot May 2.

The sport commendably went on to navigate a 17-round season in just 23 weeks, with Hamilton clinching a record-equalling seventh world championship.

"But the good news is that the Australian Grand Prix will now take place from the 18th to the 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 our partners in Melbourne".

"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 worldwide sport to return and we have the experience and plans in place to deliver on our season".

Formula One's Australian Grand Prix was postponed to November and China's race was put on hold indefinitely as the coronavirus forced a 2021 calendar rejig on Tuesday.

In other 2021 race news, Spanish GP venue Barcelona has confirmed that it has inked a race deal with Liberty Media for 2021.

It is the second consecutive year the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been impacted by COVID-19, with last year's race cancelled at the last minute in March because of coronavirus.

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