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Formula 1

F1 confirms Portugal to fill final spot in 2021 calendar

Formula 1 is once again set to visit Portugal as Portimão will play host to the third round of the 2021 championship.

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With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting the globe, Formula 1 has had to alter its calendar accordingly.

The season opener in Australia has been pushed back while the Chinese Grand Prix has been left off the calendar completely. This has left a vacancy that will now be filled by Portugal when Formula 1 revisits the Portimão race track for a second year running, F1 have confirmed.

The race will play host to the third round of the season and will take place between April 30 to May 2, 2021.

F1 said it was working closely with both the promoter and the Portuguese Government regarding fan attendance, with a decision on fans at the race to be made "in the coming weeks".

Stefano Domenicali, F1 CEO and President, said he was hopeful fans would be present once again for the Portimão race after 27,000 fans were let in for the track's return to the calendar in 2020.

"We are confident and excited about our 2021 season, having shown last year that we could deliver 17 races safely and bring our millions of fans thrilling racing at a difficult time," he said.

"We hope to welcome fans to Portimão again this season in a safe way and are working with the promoter on the details of that plan."

The full calendar can be viewed below:

Formula 1 calendar 2021

Date Grand Prix Circuit
March 28th Bahrain Sakhir
April 18th Emilia Romagna Imola
May 2nd Portugal Portimao
May 9th Spain Catalunya
May 23rd Monaco Monte Carlo
June 6th Azerbaijan Baku
June 13th Canada Montreal
June 27th France Paul Ricard
July 4th Austria Red Bull RIng
July 18th Great Britain Silverstone
August 1st Hungary Hungaroring
August 29th Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
September 5th Netherlands Zandvoort
September 12th Italy Monza
September 26th Russia Sochi
October 3rd Singapore Marina Bay
October 10th Japan Suzuka
October 24st USA Circuit of the Americas
October 31st Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
November 7th Brazil Interlagos
November 21st Australia Albert Park
December 5th Saudi Arabia Jeddah
December 12th Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

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