Following the announcement of the cancellation of the 2021 Australian Grand Prix on Tuesday, F1 instantly set to work to discover a resolution to meet its calendar of 23 races scheduled for this 12 months.
To replace the 2021 Australian Grand Prix, Formula 1 has a number of choices however one in every of them appears essentially the most logical: to return to Bahrain on the finish of the 12 months to compete in a second race.
Indeed, the date of the Australian Grand Prix was scheduled for November, simply earlier than the premier class went to the Gulf nations to compete within the final two rounds of the 2021 season in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. for the championship last.
In this context, it might subsequently appear logical that F1 replaces the Australian Grand Prix with a second race in Bahrain, however this time on the “small outdoor circuit” on which the primary Grand Prix was contested final 12 months. Sakhir Prize of History.
With a race scheduled in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 5 and one other per week later in Abu Dhabi, this is able to enable F1 to compete in a last triplet of races for this 2021 season with Sakhir / Jeddah / Abu Dhabi.
From a logistical viewpoint, this feature of organizing a second race in Bahrain appears to be essentially the most logical on paper, particularly because the Sakhir route is a everlasting circuit and subsequently “ready to use”.
A query mark stays all the identical, that of figuring out if the Grand Prix of Japan, that of Mexico and that of Brazil may nicely happen on the finish of the season, whereas the WEC has simply canceled the 6H of Fuji. which have been to be contested in Japan, changing the occasion with a double race… on the Bahrain circuit.
In the occasion that the three races talked about above couldn't happen, the organizers of the United States Grand Prix have already indicated that they may set up two races on their observe if mandatory, which might provide us in such a case an finish of the season with two races in Austin in October adopted by a triplet of races within the Arabian Peninsula.
These situations are solely assumptions and it'll clearly be mandatory to wait just a few extra weeks to know precisely what would be the finish of this 2021 season.
F1 2021 calendar
|March 12 to 14||Winter testing||Bahrain|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna||Results|
|1st of August||Hungary||Budapest|
|24 october||United States||Austin|
|November 14th||Sao paulo||Sao paulo|
|December 5||Saudi Arabia||Jeddah|
|December 12||Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina|