The start of the 2021 season of the Formula 1 it should be in the circuit of Albert park, in it Australian Grand Prix. However, the health situation caused by the coronavirus He made the race on Australian soil go to another date, which will be November 19, 20 and 21, on a circuit that will be modified.
The Albert Park circuit work team has already started with the new stage and began to modify the design of the historic street circuit. According to the authorities of the layout, several curves of the circuit will be modified. The chicane at Turns 9 and 10, one of the most iconic on the track, were eliminated, making race laps five seconds faster than other years.
“These changes to the circuit will bring faster competition with many new fighting opportunities for the drivers. In November, the Australian Grand Prix will return and better than ever, “said the executive director of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott. The official Formula 1 account shared the changes in a fantastic video.
Turn 6 will be almost 8 meters wide, making the cars have a minimum speed of 219 kilometers per hour. The aforementioned chicane of curves 9 and 10, which will no longer be part of the drawing. This will become a straight, and it will be the longest on the entire circuit. Here could be a new overtaking zone with DRS included.
The Australian Grand Prix will take place in November. In 2020 it could not be carried out since two days before the start of the test there were several positive cases in the team McLaren, causing these to withdraw. There, the Australian GP organizers made the decision to cancel the race within hours of the season debut.