June 3, 2023

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FIA will try to avoid Le Mans/F1 clash in 2021

LE MANS, France — Formulation One’s governing body, the FIA, will do what it can to avoid a calendar clash in 2021 in between the 24 Several hours of Le Mans and a grand prix, president Jean Todt informed reporters at the 88th version of the occasion.

This year’s F1 calendar had listed the Canadian Grand Prix on the similar June weekend as Le Mans before the COVID-19 pandemic tore up the schedules, with the Montreal race ultimately cancelled.

Le Mans will be the emphasize of a minimized six-round Planet Stamina Championship (WEC) year in 2021 with the race scheduled for June 12-13 on a provisional calendar published previous Friday.

“Obviously, we will do as a lot as we can to avoid a clash in between WEC and Formulation 1,” Todt said in a Zoom information convention.

“But of program it can also count wherever Formulation 1 will be found since the time zone has some worth. So we will do the very best effort but that’s the most I can notify you.”

Formulation 1 has however to publish a draft 2021 calendar but is hoping to have a far more familiar list of races after a condensed and minimized 2020 year.

“We’re definitely arranging on a 2021 that may well not be entirely organization again to regular, but it is quite near,” chairman Chase Carey informed Sky Athletics television previous month.

This year was intended to have a record 22 rounds but now has only seventeen, the bulk of them in Europe, with some new circuits brought in to switch those people whose grands prix had to be cancelled.

Formulation 1 motorists have competed at Le Mans and grands prix in the similar year, Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg profitable in 2015 and Fernando Alonso in 2018 when with Pressure India and McLaren respectively.

Hulkenberg was unable to defend his title in 2016 as the race clashed with the inaugural grand prix in Azerbaijan.

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