Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season; The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship is the 72nd season of the FIA’s FIA Formula 1 World Motor Racing Championships, the highest competition in seat racing. The tournament featured 22 grand prizes in various parts of the world. Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the tournament and was named World Drivers’ Champion of the Season, and the Mercedes secured the World Team Championship.
New Expansions and additions to the 2021 season
Liberty Media, the owner of commercial sports rights, has announced the possibility of expanding the list of races to 25 races instead of the number of 22 races in the 2020 season. In Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season, there was an amendment to the sports regulations to allow for a maximum of 25 Grand Prix races per season. The Portugal Grand Prix on the Western International Circuit in Portimao was scheduled to be the third round of the season after being initially scheduled to be a one-off race in 2020. The Dutch Grand Prix, scheduled for the Park Zantfurt circuit, returns. For the first time since 1985. The Dutch Grand Prix was included in the 2020 season racing schedule but was canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2019. Saudi Arabia’s Grand Prix is scheduled to begin for the first time with a night race on a makeshift circuit on the streets of Jeddah. Other plans to move the Grand Prix to Qiddiya were also announced in 2023 with the Night Race, the third venue to host a night race after the Singapore and Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vietnam Grand Prix
The Vietnam Grand Prix was to begin for the first time by holding the race in the capital Hanoi on the Hanoi Street Circuit. Vietnam has been listed for the 2020 season but canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Grand Prix was later canceled from the Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season due to the arrest of Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Dok Chung on corruption charges, a key official responsible for organizing the race.
In another amendment to the racing schedule, Azerbaijan, Monaco, and Singapore’s Grand Prix races return to the roster. Following its earlier cancellation of the 2020 season due to logistical difficulties associated with establishing a street circuit in a short time. Australian, Brazilian, Canadian, Chinese, French, Japanese, and United States Grand Prix races also return. The first Mexico City race was canceled during the 2020 season.
Renaming the Brazilian Grand Prix
Another new amendment in Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season is renaming the Brazilian Grand Prix to the name of the São Paulo Grand Prix out of respect for the growing support of the local government of São Paulo.
The 70th-anniversary race will not be held, and the Eiffel, Sakhir, Styria, Turkish and Utuscan Grand Prix races are included in the list of 2020 season races. These major prizes were explicitly presented in the 2020 season in response to the impacts of the 2019 coronavirus pandemic, ensuring as many races as possible.
Liberty Media agreed with race organizers to host a second race in the United States. Plans were revealed to hold the race at a circuit in Miami’s parks.
Adjustments due to coronavirus pandemic 2019
The original list approved by the World Motor Sport Council included the Chinese Grand Prix and was scheduled for April 11. However, the event was postponed due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the context of the retention of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, which was supposed to be a one-off in the 2020 season, the Australian Grand Prix is scheduled for March 21 as the tournament’s first race was postponed to November 21 due to the pandemic. The dates of the São Paulo, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi races have been changed to accommodate this. The Canadian race was canceled for the second consecutive year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and replaced by the Grand Prix of Turkey, announced on April 28, 2021. The decision was later postponed due to the UK’s travel restrictions on Turkey. As a result, a week-long French race date was introduced, and the Styria Grand Prix was included in the season’s racing schedule. On June 4, organizers announced the cancellation of the 2021 Singapore Grand Prix within the Formula One World Championships under restrictions and measures imposed on holding significant events in Singapore. On June 25, organizers announced that the Turkish Grand Prix would replace the canceled Singapore Grand Prix on October 3. The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne was affected by the pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of the race, which was planned for November 21, 2021, in the 21st round of the tournament. On August 18, 2021, the FIA announced that the 2021 Japan Grand Prix would not be held.
On September 30, 2021, Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season, Qatar Grand Prix was announced as a replacement for the canceled Australian Grand Prix.
Teams Variance Changes
In Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season, McLaren announced that it would move from using Renault-produced power units to those produced by the Mercedes plant, which restarts the McLaren-Mercedes partnership between 1995 and 2014. Laurence Stroll, an investor of Racing Point and owner of the Aston Martin brand, changed the team’s name to Aston Martin. Renault replaced its Formula One team with the name of Alpine, Renault’s sports car label.
In the Ferrari team, four-time world drivers champion Sebastian Vettel left at the end of the 2020 tournament after racing for the team for six seasons. Carlos Sainz Jr. will take the seat from McLaren’s team instead of him. Daniel Ricciardo also moved from Renault to McLaren to replace Sainz.
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso returns to Formula One racing replacing driver Ricardo in the Renault team. Alonso last participated in the final race of the 2018 season with McLaren. Vettel is due to move to the Aston Martin team, where he replaces Sergio Perez. Transfer to the Red Bull Racing team, where he returns Alexander Albon. Perez is the first driver since Mark Webber in 2007 to join the group without being a former Red Bull Junior team member.
Driver Roman Grosjean and driver Kevin Magnussen left the competition at the end of the 2020 season. Haas signed 2 Formula 2020 champion Mick Schumacher – the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher – as the driver’s first participation in Formula One. The other seat will be held by driver Nikita Mazepin, who was fifth in Formula 2.
Yuki Tsunoda, who finished third in the 2020 Formula 2 Championship, will participate in Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season with the Scuderia Alpha Tauri team, replacing Danielle Kvyat who moved to the Renault team as a reserve driver. Tsunoda will become the first Japanese F1 driver since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014.
Starting from the Formula 1 Racing Championship 2021 Season, British Grand Prix, a sprint will be held. An experimental race will be carried out in two more races within the season. Qualification for these sprints will be held instead of the regular second test session.
These races will occur on fewer laps, roughly one-third of the average race distance. In light of the result of this sprint, the order of drivers on the main race starting line is determined. Three points will be awarded to the sprint winner, two points for the runner-up, and one point for third place. If the trial is successful, it is proposed that the sprints be offered across more events for the 2022 season.