Formula 2 and Formula 3 have confirmed their schedules for next year, which will take place alongside separate rounds of the 2021 F1 calendar.
The F2 season will therefore begin in Bahrain in March and be held over eight rounds, concluding in Abu Dhabi in December. It will only appear at three European venues – Monaco, Silverstone and Monza – and support F1’s new race on the streets of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The F3 season will start two months later than F2’s at the Circuit de Catalunya, and will be held almost entirely on European circuits. Its sole venture beyond the continent will be to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas for its October season finale.
“The provisional 2021 F2 calendar is a mixture of European and overseas circuits, with venues that have always been very popular amongst the drivers and the fans alike,” said F2 and F3 CEO Bruno Michel. “The addition of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia makes it all the more exciting.
“I’m quite interested to see the F3 cars run at Zandvoort and Austin. These are two exciting new venues for us. We will also go back to Le Castellet where we saw great racing in previous years. F3 may no longer be racing on the same weekends as F2, I am pleased to confirm that all F3 events will take place alongside Formula 1.”
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2020 Formula 2 calendar
|1||1,2,3||Bahrain International Circuit||Bahrain||26-28 March|
|3||7,8,9||Baku City Circuit||Azerbaijan||4-6 June|
|6||16,17,18||Sochi Autodrom||Russia||8-10 October|
|7||19,20,21||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia||26-28 November|
|8||22,23,24||Yas Marina||Abu Dhabi||3-5 December|
2020 Formula 3 calendar
|1||1,2,3||Circuit de Catalunya||Spain||7-9 May|
|2||4,5,6||Paul Ricard||France||25-27 June|
|3||7,8,9||Red Bull Ring||Austria||2-4 July|
|4||10,11,12||Hungaroring||Hungary||30 July – 1 August|
|7||19,20,21||Circuit of the Americas||USA||22-24 October|
This article will be updated.
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16 comments on “F2 to race at Jeddah, F3 adds Austin in split 2021 calendars”
10th November 2020, 10:47
2021 F2 Car Park Championship…
2021 F3 Real Track Championship…
10th November 2020, 10:59
9 races on street circuits (plus Sochi)? What on earth were they thinking?
10th November 2020, 11:04
Probably that F3 has 30 cars that barely fit on those tracks and this makes more sense logistically.
10th November 2020, 13:00
If we take the street races away and the races where there are F2/F3 races already, there are still 7 venues left with F1 races organized, they didn’t have to choose so many street races. I know there are logistical costs which make some venues infeasible, and that the street circuits want some extra races if they are to close down the city for a whole week, but come on, who needs 9 races on such tracks?
10th November 2020, 11:22
I suppose it gives the F2 drivers good preparation for how the F1 calendar will look in a few years time!
10th November 2020, 10:52
I guess Roy Nissany will miss a race next year.
10th November 2020, 11:19
The dates for Sochi Autodrom are incorrect.
10th November 2020, 11:26
FIA F3 at USA? Unexpected.
10th November 2020, 12:13
Those are some sparse looking calendars. I understand the rationale behind the way they have structured them, but there are huge gaps in between events it’s going to be such a strange couple of seasons to follow.
Neel Jani (@neelv27)
10th November 2020, 12:53
Guess I’ll have to skip a few Monaco races. 1 race is more than enough in a place like Monaco.
10th November 2020, 17:44
I dont understand how increasing the amount of separate rounds is meant to reduce costs for the teams competing in both championships?
10th November 2020, 20:33
I’ve just realized how bad news separating F2 and F3 is for those going to a Grand Prix weekend. (let’s assume Covid restrictions end) Although the number of races in a weekend will increase from 2 to 3 but that’s still one less junior category race. Furthermore, I am certain there is much more interest in F2 than in F3 in Europe and yet most European tracks will not host F2 from next year.
11th November 2020, 0:38
Those poor F2 drivers. Wonder how many drivers will try to compete in both to keep sharp?
11th November 2020, 4:12
It is the worse idea that the FIA ever done.
Euro Brun (@eurobrun)
11th November 2020, 7:07
Surely this puts the proposed W series link up in doubt. They’d be lucky to get one race in alongside 3x F2 or F3 which would be disappointing.
11th November 2020, 8:27
I mean, there’s some races left without F2 and F3, but what’s more is that they went from 4 races, 2 qualifying sessions, and 2 practice sessions down to 3, 1, and 1 respectively. Where I assume the 3 races that remain are one feature and two sprint races. So yeah, there’s plenty of extra room compared to before when both F2 and F3 raced on a weekend.
One race is plenty for W Series.
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