Formula One’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in March ‘is set to be postponed’ because of strict Covid-19 travel restrictions… with officials facing more chaos after 2020 was disrupted by the pandemic
The opening round of the 2021 Formula One season in Australia is set to be postponed until later in the year.
Lewis Hamilton’s defence of his seventh championship was set to begin at Albert Park on March 21, after the the race was cancelled hours before Friday practice was due to begin last year.
But with Australia still enforcing strict travel restrictions, and amid global fears over the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19, doubts have been growing about whether the race will take place on time.
Lewis Hamilton will be looking to win a record-breaking eighth F1 championship this season