There are six races left until the end of the current season, but the Formula 1 leadership is working intensively on creating a calendar for 2021. According to Chase Carey, the calendar is very close to finalization and should be similar to the "normal" calendar that was planned for 2020 before the pandemic.
The spread of the COVID-19 virus forced Formula 1 leaders to postpone or cancel the first ten races of the season, and then a new calendar of 17 races was created mostly on European tracks. Some trails that were not in the original plans, such as Mugello, Nürburgring, Portimao, Imola and Istanbul Park, were also included in the schedule.
Many legendary F1 locations have been left without a race this year, but the CEO of Formula 1 announces that the calendar for next season should resemble the one planned for this one, before coronavirus problems arose. “I think 2021 will probably look more like the calendar we planned for this year.
We are a global sport and the reality is that we have not raced globally this year. These were mostly races in the European zone. Therefore, we want to make sure that our races return to the American continent, our races in Asia, that is, that we have races all over the planet.
That’s important to us, ”Chase Carey said, as quoted by gp1 “We have some great historical trails that are part of our calendar. Trails like Silverstone, Monza, Monaco, Spa. Of course, historic European trails are an important part of our sport, but I think we will have a balanced series of events across the planet in the 2021 calendar.
He revealed to Carey that the calendar would be over soon. There are still some open questions, and fans around the world will surely wait with interest for the announcement of the competition schedule for next season.
"We are now in the final stages of the process. The problems around 2020 that we have only recently solved have created certain delays. We are going with a plan for the 2021 calendar, which looks quite like a normal calendar, as we would plan in January.
” “We don’t know at this point what will happen to COVID next year and how we will fare in that regard. We are planning events, we are planning to have spectators, we are planning to have a season that I still don't know if we can say is normal, but it will certainly be closer to normal ", announced the CEO of Formula 1.