The 2021 Formula One campaign in set to get underway with the traditional season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next March.
Organisers are close to confirming the entire schedule, with 22 races currently planned for next year.
“The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is in regular dialogue with Formula 1 on the 2021 provisional calendar, which will be published in the coming weeks," said Australian GP CEO Andrew Westacott.
"Melbourne will again host the F1 season opener in the traditional March timeslot, which will form a significant part of the recovery of the major sports and events industry in Victoria.”
This year's Australian GP was cancelled on the weekend of the race when a member of the McLaren team tested positive for COVID-19.
Saudi Arabia and Vietnam are both expected to host Grand Prix during the 2021 campaign and Formula One chief Chase Carey says they're now "pretty close" to a formal announcement of the calendar.
"We have got a couple of issues to resolve. Clearly, we are later in the process because the issues around 2020 we have only recently resolved, so those things have created delays in getting it out.
"But we are going to plan for a 2021 calendar that looks pretty much like a normal calendar, like a calendar we would have planned in January. What we don't really know is what will be the state of Covid next year and how we navigate through it."