2021 Formula 1 calendar released

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Formula 1 has unveiled its provisional 2021 calendar, featuring 22 confirmed rounds and a TBC slot in April.Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao after dominating the field on Sunday afternoon

As expected, the Vietnamese Grand Prix has been cut from the schedule, leaving a gap between the Chinese and Spanish races.

However, it is still technically a 23-round calendar, with the April 25 date listed a TBC.

The season will start in Melbourne on March 21, followed by Bahrain a week later and China on April 11.

That’s followed by the TBC event on April 25, the Spanish Grand Prix – which is still subject to contract – the first European round on May 9.

Monaco (May 23), Baku (June 6) and Montreal (June 13) are next, before trips to Paul Ricard (June 27), the Red Bull Ring (July 4), Silverstone (July 18), and the Hungaroring (August 1).

Most of August is then soaked up by the summer break, action returning with Spa-Francorchamps (August 29) and the long-awaited return of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort on September 5.

That’s followed by Monza (September 12), Sochi (September 26), Singapore (October 3), Suzuka (October 10), Circuit of the Americas (October 24), and Mexico (October 31).

The Brazilian Grand Prix on November 14 is still listed as Interlagos, although that too is subject to contract.

The season then concludes with the new Jeddah race in Saudi Arabia on November 28 followed by Abu Dhabi on December 5.

F1’s chairman and CEO Chase Carey said that he hopes the, despite the pandemic, events will be “close to normal” next year, including having fans through the gates.

“We are pleased to announce the 2021 Formula 1 provisional calendar after extensive conversations with our promoters, the teams and the FIA,” said .

“We are planning for 2021 events with fans that provide an experience close to normal and expect our agreements to be honoured. We have proven that we can safely travel and operate our races and our promoters increasingly recognise the need to move forward and manage the virus.

“In fact, many hosts actually want to use our event as a platform to show the world they are moving forward.

“We are delighted to see Saudi Arabia become part of the schedule and are equally excited to return to the venues we hoped to race at in 2020.

“We want to thank all our promoters and partners for their ongoing enthusiasm and collaboration and look forward to giving our fans an exciting season on the track.”

2021 Formula 1 calendar

  • Australian GP – March 21
  • Bahrain GP – March 28
  • Chinese GP – April 11
  • TBC – April 25
  • Spanish GP – May 9
  • Monaco GP – May 23
  • Azerbaijan GP – June 6
  • Canadian GP – June 13
  • French GP – June 27
  • Austrian GP – July 4
  • British GP – July 18
  • Hungarian GP – August 1
  • Belgian GP – August 29
  • Dutch GP – September 5
  • Italian GP – September 12
  • Russian GP – September 26
  • Singapore GP – October 3
  • Japanese GP – October 10
  • United States GP – October 24
  • Mexican GP – October 31
  • Brazilian GP – November 14
  • Saudi Arabia GP – November 28
  • Abu Dhabi GP – December 5

New CRX parts on their way

For those of you who are wondering where the Club is at with regards to the planned race car, the news is good.  It’s actually really good when you factor in Danby’s efforts and investment in time.  We’re pretty dang lucky all things considered.  Anyways, stay tuned for further updates.  If you wish to help just…

 

 

RCO: just a couple of reminders and announcements

Firstly, a reminder that the next RSO video conference call meeting is monday November 16th at 7:30pm. Once I have the agenda sorted and the meeting invitation from Martin I will forward that along to you all – typically the day or so before. Minutes from the last meeting are available on the RSO Website.
Next up: Regional Rally Director position nominations.  According to the RSO Bylaws we ask for nominations for this position during October and then send out the candidates list to the Clubs in order for them  to pole their membership during November.  However, as we only had one nominee put forward this time – Warren Haywood –  that is the name I have sent to CARS to add to the official list of nominations for the role. We do appear to duplicate the process and this will be getting discussed by the group that are looking at updating the RSO Bylaws.  CARS are accepting nominations until December 9th and then they will be sending the list of candidates to Regional Clubs on December 15th according to the CARS announcement found on the CARS website (https://carsrally.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Announcement-2020-12-Regional-Directors.pdf)

I have asked them to copy me in on that so that I can assure you all receive it. Clubs will then vote on the preferred candidate at the CARS Virtual AGM in January.
Social Media: For those of you that are interested, RSO now has an Instagram account as well as a new Facebook page (aside from the Rally Sport Ontario discussion group).  Eric Vanderwal is managing the IG account and between him and myself we will be managing the FB account.  If you have any Club rally event announcements that you’d like him to promote through Instagram please let him know eric.thomas.vanderwal@gmail.com and if you have a picture to post with it that would be appreciated.
We will be keeping the Rally Sport Ontario discussion group on FB but have added the RSO Page to post official notices/announcements that can then be shared to the discussion group if necessary. The FB page has just recently been created, so there is currently no content.
New Club Rep for MCO:  We welcome Will Arnold as the new MCO Club Rep with RSO. Will is managing the Rallycross at  MCO and I’ve let him know to reach out to any of us if he has any questions.
I think that’s it for now, I’ll send the agenda for the meeting once I have it organized.
Thanks
Kelly
RSO Secretary

Racing, lapping — it’s all over for another season

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2020 Tall Pines Rally cancelled

Organizers have just announced that this year’s running of the Rally of the Tall Pines will not be held for reasons that should be evident to all.

Lincoln Electric Rally of the Tall Pines, Bancroft ON

CANCELLED

November 20-21, 2020

We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s rally. We worked very hard to come up with ways to keep our competitors, volunteers, and, most importantly, the residents of Bancroft safe, but we finally came to the decision that there was too much to surmount.
But we will see you next year for the 50th running! Mark November 19-20, 2021 on your calendars!

Our apologies – we tried the best we could.

Rally Dates for 2021

Attached is Rev. 1 of the rally calendar for 2021. It’s a best guess for what could happen and when, and it’s the “optimistic” version. It’s expected with Covid many of the events won’t happen. but if there is no schedule there aren’t any events.

And don’t forget the fun that is rally sport!  Roxon.  Roxoff.

Rally Dates 2021 R1