RACE DEBRIEF

    The 2021 Formula 1 season is set to feature the biggest ever calendar in the sport’s history, with 23 races on the slate for this year.

    With the action set to kick off at the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, the season will take in a new race, in the form of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as well as F1’s first visit to Zandvoort since 1985, as the Dutch Grand Prix returns to the calendar.

    Check out all of the key dates to stick in your diary for 2021 below…

    2021 F1 GRID – All the drivers and teams racing this season

    2021 F1 CAR/TEAM LAUNCH DATES

    The teams are set to field updated versions of their 2020 cars for 2021, with enforced changes to the floor area and the diffuser. Let’s see how they look when they break cover on the following dates – and remember to keep this page bookmarked to check for updates as more teams confirm their launch dates...

    READ MORE: Aero tweaks, new tyres and the cost cap – The 2021 F1 rules and regulation changes you need to know about

    Team Date
    McLaren 15 FEB
    AlphaTauri 19 FEB
    Alfa Romeo 22 FEB
    Red Bull 23 FEB
    Ferrari 26 FEB (TEAM)/10 MAR (CAR)
    Mercedes 2 MAR
    Alpine 2 MAR
    Aston Martin 3 MAR
    Haas 4 MAR (LIVERY)
    Williams 5 MAR

    2021 PRE-SEASON TESTING

    It’s a short pre-season test for 2021, with the teams having just three days to put their cars through their paces ahead of the first race. Testing will also take place at the Bahrain International Circuit, rather than at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as it has done in recent years.

    Date Venue
    Test 1 12-14 MAR Bahrain

    2021 RACE CALENDAR

    2021 will represent the biggest ever calendar in Formula 1 history, with 23 races set to be contested this year. The Australian Grand Prix was originally slated to open proceedings, but has now been put back to November 21, meaning that Bahrain will host the 2021 season opener on March 28.

    READ MORE: F1 Schedule 2021 – Bahrain to host season opener as Australia moves later in calendar and Imola returns

    Look out, meanwhile, for the return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, as well as the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix night race at the Jeddah Street Circuit on December 5 – a week before the curtain comes down on the 2021 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    Round Date Grand Prix Location
    1 28 MAR BAHRAIN Sakhir
    2 18 APR ITALY Imola
    3 2 MAY TBC TBC
    4 9 MAY SPAIN Barcelona
    5 23 MAY MONACO Monte Carlo
    6 6 JUN AZERBAIJAN Baku
    7 13 JUN CANADA Montreal
    8 27 JUN FRANCE Le Castellet
    9 4 JUL AUSTRIA Spielberg
    10 18 JUL GREAT BRITAIN Silverstone
    11 1 AUG HUNGARY Budapest
    12 29 AUG BELGIUM Spa-Francorchamps
    13 5 SEP NETHERLANDS Zandvoort
    14 12 SEP ITALY Monza
    15 26 SEP RUSSIA Sochi
    16 3 OCT SINGAPORE Singapore
    17 10 OCT JAPAN Suzuka
    18 24 OCT UNITED STATES Austin
    19 31 OCT MEXICO Mexico City
    20 7 NOV BRAZIL Sao Paulo
    21 21 NOV AUSTRALIA Melbourne
    22 5 DEC SAUDI ARABIA Jeddah
    23 12 DEC ABU DHABI Yas Island