Nothing brings like-minded people together like a shared passion for cars. Thousands of these like-minded people participate in car racing events every year.
The events are a great way to get up close and watch amazing cars, as well as take them for a test drive. In 2020, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic shook motorsport to its core, as they have shaken everything else in our world. We witnessed a large number of racing events cancelled in 2020 as a result of the covid concerns. In 2021, there will be an even more amazing entertainment lineup, as well as a higher turnout for these motoring shows.
Here is the top 8 car racing events happening in 2021:
Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, which imposed restrictions on all international travel, the event was canceled in 2020. However, it has been confirmed that the 2021 Formula One season will begin in March in Bahrain, with races taking place in the summer at England’s famous Silverstone circuit. From Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 18, the British Grand Prix will take place. Practice runs will be held on Friday, July 16, with the qualifier on Saturday, July 17, and the Grand Prix on Sunday, July 18 at 3 p.m.
Goodwood festival of Speed
It is claimed as the largest and most well-known auto show on the planet. The Festival, held over a long summer weekend at Goodwood Estate in Chichester, is an extravaganza to honor motorsport, from Edwardian vintage automobiles to cutting-edge supercars and F1 models. Check out the legendary Hillclimb and supercar run for a dose of speed, as well as the FOS Future Lab for a look into the future of driving. From July 8th to 11th, 2021, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place.
Le Mans 24 Hours
In August 2021, the 89th edition of the world’s most famous endurance race will take place on the renowned circuit in La Sarthe. It’s the heart of sports car racing events, with the best cars and well-known drivers battling it out over the length of a 24-hour race. This year’s event will take place on the 21st and 22nd of August, which is a week later than usual.
French Grand Prix
The race at Paul Ricard was canceled last season due to the global pandemic, but it will not be canceled again this year. Because of the cancellations last year, the calendar has been rearranged, and the French Grand Prix will now take place a week earlier than planned, followed by a double-header in Austria. The race will not only take place this year but there will also be a large number of spectators, with 15,000 expected to attend over the weekend.
Mass gatherings of more than 5000 people are prohibited in France, but the venue has circumvented this by dividing the audience into three separate bubbles, each with its own area. The event will start on the 17th of June.
FIA World Rally Championship
It is often regarded as the pinnacle of world rallying. It is the World Rally Championship’s 49th season. Teams and crews compete in twelve rallies in the World Rally Championships for Drivers, Co-drivers, line ups, and car makers. It is happening from Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021.
Unlike most international race events, the all-female W Series chose to freeze-frame its second season in 2020 after its inaugural season the year before, in the hopes of hitting the ground running for its sophomore season. Following confirmation that the W Series will move up from its support role to the DTM, with an eight-round calendar of dates on the calendar at Formula 1 Grand’s Prix, it is certainly set up to do so. The first round takes place at the French Grand Prix at the end of June, followed by a trip to Austria, where the W Series will make its Silverstone debut on July 17th. Jamie Chadwick, the first W Series champion, has been confirmed to defend her title, which she won in August 2019.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
It is perhaps one of the most exciting race events on the Formula OneTM calendar. Starting in the sun and ending at night with fireworks filling the sky, it is one of the highly anticipated events at the end of the year.
The glamorous, cutting-edge Yas Marina Circuit adds to the drama with challenging driving conditions and the longest straight on any F1TM track. As the season’s final race, it’s where dreams are made or broken. Aside from F1TM, Abu Dhabi offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city’s golden beaches, eclectic restaurants, and world-class activities. Sunday, December 12 is the official date for the event.
Dutch Grand Prix
The Dutch Grand Prix is one return that appears to be much more certain. Last year, Formula 1 was supposed to return to Zandvoort, but the organizers were forced to keep their powder dry due to the pandemic. The race in the sand dunes of the North Sea coast is now set for September 5th, and it should be a huge draw for British fans looking for a taste of European action.