New target date for Australian Grand Prix: November 21

The Australian Grand Prix has found a new date on the 2021 calendar and will go ahead in November "subject to prevailing public health conditions".

Normally, the season-opening event for the Formula One season, it became clear in recent weeks that the Melbourne race would have to be postponed due to the stringent quarantine conditions required by Victorian health authorities.

However, the Victorian government has confirmed a new target date later in the year: November 21.

"The Andrews Labor government, Formula 1 management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation have reached agreement on the one-off 21 November date for 2021, acknowledging that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic made the usual season-opening March date unrealistic," said a media release from Sports Minister Martin Pakula.


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