F1 2021 calendar: Date, start time, TV channel for each Formula 1 race


It’s the light on the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.

After the coronavirus shortened the 2020 racing schedule, F1 racing is furiously back, with a record-breaking 23 race list in 2021 – a drastic increase from the 17-race sprint that took place in 2020 Sakhir hosts the 2021 season debut, with the Bahraini Grand Prix opening the season.

Imola will make a return to the calendar in 2021 in the second round, less than a year after five drivers failed to finish due to a series of technical failures and an accident that put the riders to the difference. The slate also sees runners jumping across the pond again to compete in two races in North America this year, with each 2020 race taking place in Europe or Asia.

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The 2020 F1 season has been one to remember: Lewis Hamilton reached his seventh world championship, George Russell got behind the wheel of a Mercedes in a glimpse into the future, Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a horrific accident and Pierre Gasly was the first Frenchman to win a grand prize in almost a quarter of a century.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 F1 calendar.

(All Eastern hours.)

Formula 1 calendar 2021

In total, there are 23 races scheduled in the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix one of the last races added, slipping on record in the first week of March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was withdrawn after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix was ultimately struck from the list.

The Canadian GP was also called off due to lingering coronavirus issues, with the Styrian Grand Prix replacing it. The Singapore GP quickly followed suit, the race being called off for the second year in a row. The FIA ​​replaced the race with the Turkish Grand Prix, which was re-added to the program for October 3.

All races will be broadcast on the US side on the ESPN family of networks, with the United States Grand Prix and the Mexico City Grand Prix both airing on ABC.

Please note: On-time start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is typically five minutes before the start of the race. The timetables do not include the usual ESPN broadcasts before the race.

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Here is the latest schedule:

DatedRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinner
March 28Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit11:00ESPN2Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
April 18Grand Prix of Emilia RomagnaAutodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari9h00To be determinedMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 2ndGrand Prix of PortugalAlgarve International Circuit10:00 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
May 9Spanish Grand PrixBarcelona-Catalonia Circuit9h00ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
23 MayMonaco Grand PrixMonaco circuit9h00ESPN2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 6Azerbaijani Grand PrixBaku City Tour8h00ESPNSergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 20Grand Prix of FrancePaul Ricard Circuit9h00ESPNMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 27Grand Prix of StyriaRed bull ring9h00ESPNMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
4th JulyAustrian Grand PrixRed bull ring9h00ESPNMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
July 18British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit10:00 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
1st of AugustHungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9h00ESPNEsteban Ocon (Alpine)
August 29Belgian Grand PrixSpa Francorchamps circuit9h00ESPN2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
September 5Dutch Grand PrixZandvoort circuit9h00ESPN2To be determined
September 12Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale di Monza9h00ESPN2To be determined
September 26Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrome8h00ESPN2To be determined
October 3Turkish Grand PrixIstanbul city tourTo be determinedTo be determinedTo be determined
October 10Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Running Course1 o’clock in the morningESPN2To be determined
24 octoberUnited States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas3 p.m.ABCTo be determined
October 31Mexico Grand PrixAutodrome Hermanos Rodriguez3 p.m.ABCTo be determined
November 7Brazilian Grand PrixAutodrome José Carlos PaceNoonESPN2To be determined
December 5Grand Prix of Saudi ArabiaJeddah streets tour11 o’clock in the eveningESPN2To be determined
December 12Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit8h00ESPN2To be determined



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