According to press reports, the 2021 season of the Formula 1 World Speed Car Championship will start in March in Bahrain instead of in Australia.
Many international magazines on Monday also wrote that
Melbourne organizers have already agreed to make up for the Australian Grand Prix later as strict measures were introduced in the country, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for entrants due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the pandemic and related regulations, the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam, which will take place from February 8 instead of the traditional January end date, has also been postponed.
Formula 1 drivers have scheduled the first race in the 23-race calendar to Melbourne on March 21, while the Bahrain Grand Prix was scheduled to start a week later, on March 28.
Ticket sales in Australia have yet to start, and no official comment on Monday’s press releases has been made by Melbourne organizers or Formula One management.
The opening weekend of the race could not have been held last season in Melbourne due to the coronavirus pandemic and did not happen later, and the season can only start in July in Austria, and eventually end with 22 instead of 22. There were also two races in Bahrain Last year, the Bahrain Grand Prix in late November, and the Sahara Grand Prix in early December.
Complicating matters further is the fact that seven of the 10 Formula 1 teams are headquartered in the UK, where a new surge in the virus has emerged, and the number of positive cases has also increased in recent weeks. Therefore, it is currently not possible to travel from Britain to many countries around the world.
Last year, three riders, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll (both Racing Point), and now seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) contracted the virus and were forced to quarantine. Ross Brawn, the sporting director of Formula 1, reported after the end of the season in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that in 2020, about 80,000 tests were carried out on sports workers in 17 races, and the result was positive in less than 100 cases, which is 0 It represents 11 percent.
The Hungarian Grand Prix was held on July 19 last year, behind closed doors in Hungaroringen, and this year’s calendar includes a race weekend in Mogyoród on August 1.