Formula 1 agrees to hold Chinese Grand Prix until 2025
The Shanghai race has been absent from the schedule for the past two years and will also not be part of next season’s record 23-round schedule due to coronavirus restrictions; Watch qualifying from 8 p.m. Saturday live only on Sky Sports F1
Last updated: 06/11/21 08:11
The Chinese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar until 2025 following the announcement of a new agreement.
The Shanghai race has been absent from the schedule for the past two years and will also not be part of next season’s record 23-round schedule due to coronavirus restrictions.
But the device, first introduced in 2004, remains in the sport’s long-term plans.
Commenting on the contract extension, Stefano Domenicali, F1 Managing Director, said: “This is great news for all of our fans in China and we are delighted to announce this agreement which will allow us to race from Shanghai to 2025.
“While we are all disappointed that we were unable to include China in the 2022 schedule due to the ongoing pandemic conditions, China will be back on schedule as soon as conditions allow and we look forward to getting back with fans. as soon as possible. “
Other Asian races in Australia, Japan and Singapore have also been canceled in the past two seasons due to the pandemic, but are expected to return to what will be a record-breaking 23 race schedule next year.
The 2022 season marks the start of a new era, with major rule changes, and is set to open at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain on March 20.
Five races in six weeks: Take a quick look at what lies ahead in this F1 season when the world titles are decided. All live on Sky Sports F1.
Mexico City GP: when to watch it live on Sky
The exciting Formula 1 season and title race continues with one of the most colorful and energetic events on the entire calendar at the Mexico City Grand Prix this weekend.
Two weeks after another tense Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton duel went in favor of the Dutchman in Texas, F1 is back in North America and returns to the atmospheric Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time in two years.
Verstappen’s victory in the United States means he holds a 12-point lead over Hamilton, but with five races to go – including three successive weekends from Mexico – everything remains to be played between the big two on the grid. , plus the respective Red Bull and Mercedes teams.
With a six-hour time difference between Mexico and the UK, it’s more of those prime-time slots for Sky Sports F1 viewers to watch the action live this weekend:
- Qualifications are at 8 p.m. on Saturday
- The Mexico City Grand Prix starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, with a set-up starting at 5:30 p.m.