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Portugal Grand Prix got the green light for the vacant post in 2021

The Portugal Grand Prix.

Portugal Grand Prix got the vacant slot for the third round on 2 May for Formula 1 in 2021.

For the past few weeks, F1 fanatics were waiting for the venue of the third round of Formula 1. Finally, the wait is over with the revelation of Autodromo Internacional do Algarve to hold the event. However, some doubts lingered regarding the safety issues amidst the global pandemic situation.

Recently, both the F1 officials and the circuit organizers were going through discussions. Finally, they went with the plan to host the event in the Algarve region. With Portugal set to host the third event, it is official that Bahrain will hold the opening round of Formula 1 in 2021.

Why Portugal Grand Prix is complicating?

With Portugal set for the vacant slot, it also gave rise to certain complications for the coronavirus restrictions in the United Kingdom. Subsequently, Portugal is there in the ‘red list’ of 33 countries in the United Kingdom. Hence, the listed countries are subject to quarantine restrictions and strict travel rules.

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve to host Portugal Grand Prix in the 2021.

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve to host Portugal Grand Prix in the 2021 season.

Whoever is arriving in the UK right now must quarantine themselves in a hotel for ten days. No exceptions will be there for the elite sport too. Therefore, it is impossible for the UK-based teams to return home before the Spanish Grand Prix on May 9, 2021. Because of the ten-day lockdown period, the staff will stay in Europe for a longer period.

What is Plan B if Portugal gets unavailable?

There are rumors about a Plan B for the third round of Formula 1 in 2021. If the Portugal venue gets inaccessible because of the coronavirus pandemic. Then there is an idea for Bahrain to hold two rounds of the 2021 season. But the officials never took the idea seriously and went with the plan to host the Grand Prix in Portugal.

As a result, the calendar for the 2021 Formula 1 is finally out. It will begin with Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March. Following that, the next race will stage in the circuits of Imola on 18 April. Finally, the third venue in Portugal on 2 May.

Formula 1 Calendar of the 2021 season

March 28 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir
April 18
Italy Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola
May 2 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Portimao
May 9 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona
May 23 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco
June 6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku
June 13 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Montreal
June 27
France French Grand Prix Le Castellet
July 4 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Spielberg
July 18 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone
August 1 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest
August 29 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps
September 5
Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort
September 12 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza
September 26 Russian Federation Russian Grand Prix Sochi
October 3
Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Singapore
October 10 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
October 24 United States United States Grand Prix Austin
October 31 Mexico Mexican Grand Prix Mexico
November 14 Brazil Sao Paulo Grand Prix Sao Paulo
November 21 Australia Australian Grand Prix Melbourne
December 5 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Grand Prix Jeddah
December 12 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi

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