Due to fears about the Corona virus, the Formula One season-opening race in Australia is in danger of being postponed – Melbourne’s Albert Park Circuit traditionally kicks off the F1 campaign.
But due to stringent travel restrictions imposed by the Australian government, in which all members of the F1 traveling circus are subject to a two-week quarantine upon arrival, the race, which had been scheduled for March 21, is unlikely to take place. BREAKING: The 2021 #F1 calendar is here! Pic.twitter.com/jvBuT0gInW- Formula 1 (@F1) 10 November 2020 With the absence of Australia, the season will begin on 28 March in Bahrain. A formal announcement will be made later this month by the PA news agency. The race in Australia last year was cancelled after a British McLaren mechanic tested positive for the corona virus after landing in Melbourne. Lewis Hamilton won his seventh world title in 2020 (PA) There is hope that the Melbourne race will be moved to the second half of the year as F1 bosses are also hoping to fulfill a record-breaking 23-race schedule. An F1 spokesperson said, “In 2020 we proved we could safely return to racing and delivered in March what many thought was impossible. We have set our calendar for 2021 and look forward to the return of F1 this March. ” They would then remain in a bio-safe setting in selected hotels.