Geneva (dpa) – Formula 1 has received approval from the world association Fia for its record calendar of 23 races next year.

The Motorsport World Council confirmed the racing series’ tight schedule with the start on March 21 in Australia, as Fia announced. Never before in Formula 1 history have 23 World Cup races been held in one season. Germany is not intended to host a Grand Prix. This will be held for the first time in Saudi Arabia on 28 November. The final is scheduled for December 5 in Abu Dhabi.

The venue for the fourth round of the season, scheduled for April 25, will remain open. The deal for a Grand Prix debut in Vietnam fell through after the Hanoi city race, which was already scheduled for this year, was canceled due to the corona pandemic.

The question is whether the planned calendar can really be implemented in view of the persistent travel restrictions and the increasing number of infections in many places. This year, Formula 1 started an emergency season almost four months late, which had been shortened to 17 races.

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