“It’s great news that we have already been capable of agreeing a rescheduled date for the Australian Grand Prix in November and we’re persevering with to work with our Chinese colleagues to discover a solution to race there in 2021 if one thing changes.

“We’re very excited to announce that Imola will return for the 2021 season and know our fans shall be looking ahead to the return of System One after the winter break and our revised season opener in Bahrain.

“Obviously, the virus situation stays fluid, but we have the experience from the final season with all our companions and promoters to adapt accordingly and safely in 2021.”

Pre-season testing is due to takes place in Bahrain two weeks earlier than the opening race, though the dates haven’t but been confirmed.

Query marks also hang over the first two road races of the yr in Monaco and Baku, which require a larger lead time to prepare their events and are a lot harder to hold behind closed doors without the public.

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