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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

2021 F1 Calendar

I thought that seeing as the Covid virus had such a devastating effect on this years calendar that next seasons calendar, which will potentially still bear repercussions and uncertainties as the world takes on a new norm, and some countries will no doubt be in deeper Covid implications/situations than others.

As such I am sure that the calendar will be an evolving and updating arrangement rather than a fixed one. Whether we end up as this year with sudden inclusions of unfamiliar in F1 terms venues such as Mugello, double headers etc remains to be scene.

To start the ball rolling it has been announced today that Australia is actively planning to run the Australian GP on March 13th/14th .

It is a bold plan, given we are still in the confines of a Stage 4 lockdown, with state and international borders and compulsory quarantines of 14 dys in place. The good news is that the lockdowns appear to have worked as our new infections and deaths has dropped to the lowest in several months, and talks of relaxing lockdown restrictions are in the air.

There are plans to have a spectator allowance as well, although Australia's strict COVID-safe protocols will likely mean capacity will be limited and grandstands re-positioned.

Re the International visitor bans and even Aussies returning facing compulsory quarantine, PM Scott Morrison today talked of a potential for "alternative methods" to hotel quarantine to be used for arrivals from low-risk locations. How does F1 cope with the circus travelling to somewhere like Australia in a bubble I dont know. Chartering a jumbo or two to transport them maybe.

Anyway, this is an opener for the 2021 calendar discussions I am sure more will become apparent in coming weeks.

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Post by Michael Ferner » 3 weeks ago

When will the Mongol Grand Prix be? I'll have to make travel arrangements soon...
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

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When will the Mongol Grand Prix be? I'll have to make travel arrangements soon...
I suspect there will be Mongol influences in all of them.....

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Post by DoubleFart » 3 weeks ago

I think last month Ross Brawn suggested that 2021 may see a similar calendar to 2020, which I wouldn't be totally again.

If we can get Oz, Japan and France back, then drop Russia it'd be an amazing calendar.
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Post by XcraigX » 3 weeks ago

This years calendar is pretty good. A repeat would not be bad. However, I would like to put USA back on. I have not seen a race live since the V6 rule has been put in place and I'd make it a priority next year.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

Bahrain expecting to run a GP in March 2021

We know Bahrain had a GP planned for its usual March slot earlier this year that was postponed, and the venue will now feature a back to back double-header in November / December this year (The Bahrain GP and the Sakhir GP).

Bahrain is then expecting to return to its regular March slot for the 2021 season. They have said this is posing a challenge to the circuit to host three F1 races in four months. But nothing unsurmountable.

"From what we've heard, everything is back to normal, and [F1 are] trying to do what they couldn't do in 2020," Sheikh Salman (Bahrain GP) said.

"For us, November, December, March, is three races in a few months, so that also has its challenges in marketing and all of that.

"We're excited regardless. We're going to put on a show when we can.

"We had big plans for March, and we still can decide when to do that. There are surprises which we will have."

The mind boggles..... not sure if their plans for March relate to what they had planned for this year or if they are referring to 2021.... or indeed if what they planned for 2020 will now be part of 2021. Sure it will all fall into place.

So that is both Australia and Bahrain seeming to believe that they can host their GPs in the usual pre Covid time-slots. Hopefully we wont be into the grips of some 3rd wave of Covid by then. :dunno:

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Post by Picci » 2 weeks ago

They should have run one season only in these two years instead of trying to cram all the races in the last four months of 2020. In any case next year we’re going to stay with the same regs. I understand the only reason this didn’t happen had something to do with promoters’ fees, contracts etc - but surely a pragmatic approach could be found?

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 weeks ago

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They should have run one season only in these two years instead of trying to cram all the races in the last four months of 2020. In any case next year we’re going to stay with the same regs. I understand the only reason this didn’t happen had something to do with promoters’ fees, contracts etc - but surely a pragmatic approach could be found?
The biggest issue was the 'need' to fulfill the TV Broadcasting deals they had in place. They had contractually been obliged to broadcast x events minimum to fulfill these needs.... the cost of failing to do so would have been a loss of hundreds of millions in TV money. On top of the lack of income from promoters, many of whom were not charged the sanctioning fees due to the rulings of no spectators, and their need to run events to have something to broadcast. The income from circuits is less than the broadcasting rights. I read in a financial review article that Liberty's income was something as low as 25 million at the time against last years 300 million at the same time of the previous year. That would have been back in August I read that.

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Post by Star » 2 weeks ago

Usually the provisional calendar is out by now but I haven't seen anything about it yet. I assume everything is still too up in the air due to the virus. They simply can't book in all the races as usual as no one knows how life will be by then.

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Star wrote:
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Oh how all of our lives have changed. At this time last year no one had any idea how this year would go, but if you'd said then how different F1 would be, no one would have believed you.
It's good though, right? I would have to say this is the most interesting calendar in 20 years.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 week ago

PTRACER wrote:
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Star wrote:
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Oh how all of our lives have changed. At this time last year no one had any idea how this year would go, but if you'd said then how different F1 would be, no one would have believed you.
It's good though, right? I would have to say this is the most interesting calendar in 20 years.
Other than Russia and Abu Dhabi

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Post by Star » 1 week ago

PTRACER wrote:
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Star wrote:
2 weeks ago
Oh how all of our lives have changed. At this time last year no one had any idea how this year would go, but if you'd said then how different F1 would be, no one would have believed you.
It's good though, right? I would have to say this is the most interesting calendar in 20 years.
Oh you're right, it is the best calendar in a long time, what a way to get it though! It will be interesting to see how next year goes.
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