ANKARA 

Formula 1 has released a revised calendar for the start of the 2021 season as Australian and Chinese Grands Prix were postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Twenty-three races will be held in the season, while Imola has returned to F1 calendar, the organization said in a statement on Tuesday.

Chinese Grand Prix will not be held on its scheduled date because of the travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

“Discussions with the promoter and authorities in China are ongoing, with the potential to reschedule the race later in the season if possible,“ the statement said.

The 2021 Formula 1 will start in Bahrain, while the Australian Grand Prix was moved to November.

“Australian Grand Prix will now take place from the 18th – 21st November following an agreement between Formula 1 and the Australian authorities that shows the importance of the race in Australia to Formula 1 and their partners in Melbourne,” the statement said.

Here is the updated 2021 F1 calendar:

March 28 – Bahrain (Sakhir)

April 18 – Italy (Imola)

May 2 – TBC ( The TBC race will be announced later)

May 9 – Spain (Barcelona)

May 23 – Monaco (Monaco)

June 6 – Azerbaijan (Baku)

June 13 – Canada (Montreal)

June 27– France (Le Castellet)

July 4 – Austria (Spielberg)

July 18 – United Kingdom (Silverstone)

Aug. 1 – Hungary (Budapest)

Aug. 29 – Belgium (Spa)

Sept. 5– Netherlands (Zandvoort)

Sept. 12 – Italy (Monza)

Sept. 26 – Russia (Sochi)

Oct. 3 – Singapore (Singapore)

Oct. 10 – Japan (Suzuka)

Oct. 24 – USA (Austin)

Oct. 31– Mexico (Mexico City)

Nov. 7 – Brazil (Sao Paulo)

Nov. 21 – Australia (Melbourne)

Dec. 5 – Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)

Dec. 12- Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)

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