The official Formula One 2021 Season Thread

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Just to get one up on quasa and create the thread first.

This will be the thread to (when it starts) discuss the 2021 Formula One season as well as all things that have engines and go Vroom!

Each major Series will have its own master post,where series info (calnder, lienup standings will go)
Hopefully they are all linked below.





General f1 2021 season Info

General F2 2021 season info

General F3 2021 season info

General FE 2020-2021 season info

General Indycar 2021 season info

2021 champions

Toyota Racing Series

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2021 plans: Racing in Australia


F4 UAE

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Enzo Trulli
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2021 plans: Spanish f4 with a Fernando Alonso backed team




F3 Asia
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Brazil is expected to be moved to a new circuit at Rio De Janiro which is why that race is not on yet. See the circuit here

However little work has taken part so we might be at Sao another year,


The same goes for the proposed race in Miami.
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F1 2021 Calendar
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Current lineup


Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team
77: Valterri Bottas
44: Sir Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull Racing -Honda
33: Max Verstappen
11: Sergio Perez

Scuderia Ferrari:
16: Charles Leclerc
55: Carlos Sainz

Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team
5: Sebastian Vettel
18: Lance Stroll

McLaren Mercedes:
3: Daniel Ricciardo
4: Lando Norris

Alpine Renault:
14: Fernando Alonso
31: Esteban Ocon

Uralkali Haas f1 team:
9: Nikita Mazepin (R)
47: Mick Schumacher (R)

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
7. Kimi Raikkonen
99. Antonio Giovinazzi

Scuderia AlphaTuari Honda
10. Pierre Gasly
22: Yuki Tsunoda (R)

Williams Mercedes
6: Nicholas Latifi
63: George Russell





Car Launch Dates

McLaren Mercedes:- 15th February, Woking and online

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Scuderia AlphaTuari Honda- 19th February

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Alfa Romeo Racing ORELN Ferrari 22nd February, Warsaw.


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Red Bull Racing -Honda: 23rd February
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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team – 2nd March, digital.

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Alpine Renault - 2nd March

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Aston Martin Formula One Team - 3rd March
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Uralkali Haas F1 team:-4th March

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Williams Mercedes - 5th March
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Scuderia Ferrari: 10th March

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Race start Times
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Driver Standings
1) Max Verstappen 182
2) Lewis Hamilton: 150
3) Sergio Perez 104
4) Lando Norris 101
5) Valterri Bottas 92
6) Charles Leclerc 62
7) Carlos Sainz Jr 60
8) Daniel Ricciardo 40
9) Pierre Gasly 39
10) Sebastien Vettel 30
11) Fernando Alonso 20
10) Lance Stroll 14
13) Esteban Ocon 12
14) Yuki Tsunoda 9
15) Kimi Raikkonen 1
16) Antonio Giovinazzi 1
17) : George Russell 0
18) Mick Schumacher 0
19) Nikita Mazepin 0
20) Nicholas Latifi 0




Team Standings
1) Red Bull Racing Honda 286
2) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team 242
3) McLaren Mercedes 141
4) Scuderia Ferrari 122
5) Scuderia AlphaTuari Honda 48
6) Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team 44
7) Alpine Renault 32
8) Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 2
9) Williams Mercedes 0
10) Uralkali Haas f1 team 0
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(Original post by Andrew97)
Just to get one up on quasa and create the thread first.

This will be the thread to (when it starts) discuss the 2021 Formula One season as well as all things that have engines and go Vroom!

We do not have a calendar yet, but the following races are under contracy to run in 2021

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Austrian Grand Prix

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Bahrain Grand Prix

Belgian Grand Prix

British Grand Prix

Canadian Grand Prix

Dutch Grand Prix

French Grand Prix

Hungarian Grand Prix

Italian Grand Prix

Japanese Grand Prix

Mexican Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Russian Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix

United States Grand Prix

Vietnamese Grand Prix


As expected the double headers (70th anniversty and Styrian) will not be run again (ALrhough Austria doesn't have a contract at all). Neither do Brazil, China and Spain. The one offs this year (Nurburg, Turkey, Portugal, Imola and Mugello and Skahir will not be run again in all lieklihood)
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Although the big rule chnages will take place in 2022, some rules will be changed for 2021. These are as follows:

Financial Regulation:

A budget cap will be introdued at $145m for 21 races, this will increase by $1m for each race over and above 21. Likewise if a race is removed the cap descreses by $1m. Teams are also needing to submit annual expendture and use more commericaly available parts. In preperation for this Mclaren had to lay off some staff.

For breaking the rules teams can be deducted points in the champotinship or worse case be kicked out

Technical Regulations:

The FIA will mandate an outer floor chnage to reduce downforce levels and teams are limited to what they can change. Mclaren will have permission to change several components due to the engine supplier change. DAS is banned.

Sporting Regulations:

with pre-season testing reduced opportunities for young drivers has been revised. Teams will be forced to use a young driver for one or two days at the 3 day in season test. Furthermore teams must run a young driver for at least two FP1 sessions throughout the year, a young driver is defined as a driver who has a grade A licence and has done less than 2 F1 world championship races in their career.

Race weekend structure:

All of Thursday's media activies will be moved to Friday morning with time between the Friday sessions being reduced. Cars will enter parc ferme after FP3 rather than qualying.
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Current lineup.


Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team
77: Valterri Bottas
TBC: probably Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull Racing -Honda
33: Max Verstappen
TBC: Alex Albon or Pierre Gasly

Scuderia Ferrari:
16: Charles Leclerc
55: Carlos Sainz

Aston Martin Racing (TBC)
5: Sebastian Vettel
TBC: Lance Stroll (Can't see he has a contract but its a given)

McLaren Mercedes:
3: Daniel Ricciardo
4: Lando Norris

Alpine Renault:
14: Fernando Alonso (number not confirmed)
31: Esteban Ocon

Haas Ferrari:
TBC
TBC

Alfa Romeo Racing (TBC probably Ferrari)
TBC
TBC

Scuderia AlphaTuari Honda
TBC
TBC

Williams Mercedes
6: Nicholas Latifi
63: George Russell
So, Its reasonable to expect Hamilton and Stroll will sign for the teams they are in now. So no movement there.

Red Bull I think is Albon v Gasly, unless they want to take a punt on Perez.

Alfa Romeo is anyones guess. Schumacher looks a shoe-in (im guessing they can't announce until he's done enough for licence points in F2) Raikkonen I think he choses if he stays or goes. Of he wants to stay then itll be him and Mick. If he goes then I think Perez or Hulk will get the seat.

AT will be Gasly and Kvyat or Tsuonda. Vips won't have superlicence points and i don't see the point in keepijng Kvyat

Haas: Who knows. They may get rid of the pair of them and pick up Perez if he doesn't end up at AR and a Ferrari junior. Could see both going, Kmag would be for me thje more likjely one to stay.

So in conclusuion Its all up for grabs, im sure Gio is out though and he'll be in a Ferrari Wec car maybe. Or become a hairdresser.
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Update on the potential venue of the 2021 Brazilian go

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Update on the potential venue of the 2021 Brazilian go

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Tbh, I don't get why they want to go to rio. Interlagos is awesome.
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Tbh, I don't get why they want to go to rio. Interlagos is awesome.
Issues with the promoter for interlagos I think.
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Not f1, but Nissan will retain Rowland and Buemi in fe next year
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Not f1, but Nissan will retain Rowland and Buemi in fe next year
seems mahindra will have 2 alex' next year (sims and lynn).
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So according to thr BBCs Jennie Gow the calendar is taking shape, the season is planned to start mid March in Aus and have 23 races incl a new one in Saudi Arabia (along with Zandvoort and Vietnam) one Imagines this is all corona depending
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Norman Nato will replace Felipe Massa at Venturi in formula E
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So according to thr BBCs Jennie Gow the calendar is taking shape, the season is planned to start mid March in Aus and have 23 races incl a new one in Saudi Arabia (along with Zandvoort and Vietnam) one Imagines this is all corona depending
Apparently Bahrain may be the season opener
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Apparently Bahrain may be the season opener
I was under the impression they would test in Bahrian then race in Aus?
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I was under the impression they would test in Bahrian then race in Aus?
dunno tbh. tis all speculation at this point.
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dunno tbh. tis all speculation at this point.
Naturally. I wouldn’t be surpsied to see Aus pushed back due to corona restrictions in the state of Victoria. Same for China as well.
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Some other rumours.

George Russell’s Seat could be at risk for 2021.

Nikita Mazepin father looks to be in a Haas buyout which places Marzipan at Haas, this ruins Perez’s Haas chance meaning he could end up at Williams in place of George.

https://f1i.com/news/387250-russell-...n-reports.html

My question here is wouldn’t you chop latifi instead, from what we’ve seen from George him and Russell would be a mighty lineup.
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Some other rumours.

George Russell’s Seat could be at risk for 2021.

Nikita Mazepin father looks to be in a Haas buyout which places Marzipan at Haas, this ruins Perez’s Haas chance meaning he could end up at Williams in place of George.

https://f1i.com/news/387250-russell-...n-reports.html

My question here is wouldn’t you chop latifi instead, from what we’ve seen from George him and Russell would be a mighty lineup.
the mazepin to haas is an old rumour. latifi has loads of budget. Perez might end up in mclarens indy team if rumours are to believed, and it isnt guaranteed magnussen will remain (we know grosjean is likely to leave f1 at the end of 2020).
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