50 days to go

It’s fifty days until the first race of the 2021 F1 season… fingers crossed! I was hoping to post this last weekend but the Australian Grand Prix has been postponed to November, so now Bahrain is going to be the season opener.

So what else has changed since I posted “Looking ahead to F1 in 2021” back on January 1st?

  • China (April 11) was dropped; Imola (Apr18) was added – I said Imola rather than Italy because Monza was already on the calendar as the Italian GP
  • Brazil moved a week earlier (now Nov07) to make room for Australia (now Nov21)
  • Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi both moved a week later (now Dec05 and Dec12 respectively)

But what hasn’t changed is Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have not yet signed a contract for this season! There are all sorts of rumours about why but we may never know the real reason(s) for the delay.