Formula One has issued a revised 2021 race schedule, with the planned season-opener in Australia postponed until November and a race at Imola replacing the Chinese Grand Prix.
The changes have been made in response to travel restrictions imposed by governments due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The season will now get underway in Bahrain on March 28 and run a week longer than originally planned, with the final race in Abu Dhabi shifted back to December 12. That will create space at the end of the season for the Australian Grand Prix to slot into a new date on November 21 between the Brazilian and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix.
Imola, which staged a grand prix on last year's rescheduled calendar, will be the second race of the year on April 18, with the location of the third race, on May 2, yet to be confirmed. Portimao will also feature for its second Portuguese Grand Prix two weeks later.
Rescheduled 2021 F1 calendar
March 28, Bahrain GP, Sakhir
April 18, Emilia Romagna GP, Imola*
May 2, Portuguse Grand Prix, Portimao
May 9, Spanish GP, Circuit de Catalunya
May 23, Monaco GP, Monte Carlo
June 6, Azerbaijan GP, Baku
June 13, Canadian GP, Montreal
June 27, French GP, Paul Ricard
July 4, Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring
July 18, British GP, Silverstone
August 1, Hungarian GP, Budapest
August 29, Belgian GP, Spa-Fracorchamps
September 5, Dutch GP, Zandvoort
September 12, Italian GP, Monza
September 26, Russian GP, Sochi
October 3, Singapore GP, Marina Bay
October 10, Japanese GP, Suzuka
October 24, U.S. GP, Austin
October 31, Mexican GP, Mexico City
November 7, Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo
November 21, Australian GP, Melbourne
December 5, Saudi Arabian GP, Jeddah
December 2, Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina