Formula One agrees to an agreement to host the Chinese Grand Prix until 2025

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The race in Shanghai has been absent from the calendar for the past two years and will not be part of next season’s record 23-round schedule due to coronavirus restrictions; Watch the classification starting at 8pm on Saturday live only on Sky Sports F1

Last updated: 06/11/21 8:11 am

Lewis Hamilton won the last Chinese GP, held in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic

Lewis Hamilton won the last Chinese GP, held in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic

The Chinese Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar until 2025 following the announcement of a new deal.

The race in Shanghai has been absent from the calendar 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 accessory, first introduced in 2004, remains in the sport’s long-term plans.

Commenting on the contract extension, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “This is great news for all of our fans in China and we are delighted to announce this agreement that will allow us to compete in Shanghai until 2025.”

“While we are all disappointed that we were unable to include China in the 2022 schedule due to ongoing pandemic conditions, China will return to the schedule as soon as conditions allow and we look forward to returning with fans as soon as we can.” .

Other Asian races in Australia, Japan and Singapore have also been canceled over the past two seasons due to the pandemic, but are expected to return in what will be a record 23-race schedule next year.

The 2022 season marks the beginning of a new era, with major rule changes, and will open at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on March 20.

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Mexico City GP: When to see it live on Sky

The exciting Formula 1 season and championship 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 duel between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton turned in favor of the Dutchman in Texas, F1 is back in North America and returns to the atmospheric Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez for the first time in two years.

Verstappen’s victory in the USA means he has a 12-point lead over Hamilton, but with five races to go, including three on successive weekends from Mexico, there is still everything to play between the two greats on the grid, plus the respective Red Bull and Mercedes teams.

With a six-hour time difference between Mexico and the UK, Sky Sports F1 viewers have more primetime slots to watch the action live this weekend:

  • Qualifying is Saturday at 8pm
  • The Mexico City Grand Prix begins at 7 pm on Sunday, with preparation starting at 5:30 pm

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