Waiting is the hardest part in Formula 1.
After a pair of dramatic races at Silverstone and the Hungaroring, Formula 1 drivers head into a much-needed summer break, with three weeks off until the next race in the F1 schedule.
With Lewis Hamilton taking two podium finishes in the British GP and the Hungarian GP, he once again sits atop the driver’s championship table — the wins weren’t without storylines, though.
Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen at Silverstone, sending the Red Bull driver careening into the wall. A 10-second penalty didn’t keep Hamilton from grabbing the win, his eighth straight at the circuit. In Hungary, Mother Nature played the antagonist: A wet track at lights out forced several drivers out and caused big-time damage to others. Verstappen’s car survived the wreck, but the damage was insurmountable.
Alpine driver Esteban Ocon won the race, while Hamilton roared back to take third — and later second after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified.
Time to catch your breath. Here’s what you need to know about the next F1 race:
Is there a Formula 1 race today?
- Next F1 race: Belgian Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 29
- Lights out: 9 a.m. ET
In a word: Spa.
F1 drivers head to Belgium for Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship on Aug. 29, with the unofficial second half of the year coming from the fan-favorite track.
In 2020, Lewis Hamilton took the top step at the Belgian GP, with Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen filling out the podium behind him.
Formula 1 schedule 2021
Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a zaftig 22-race schedule, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28 and concluding with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 12.
The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for its second-consecutive running after a 22-year absence. Also making its debut this year is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place on the Jeddah Street Circuit, scheduled for December.
The Australian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for Nov. 21, has been axed. Several options are on the table to take its place.
The Singapore GP was nixed in early June, with the Turkish Grand Prix taking its place the same weekend.
All times Eastern.
|Date||Race||Course||Start time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 a.m.||TBD||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Styrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Aug. 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|Aug. 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 3||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul Park Circuit||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 24||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Nov. 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|