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Argentinian and Chinese F4 revise 2021 calendars

by Ida Wood

Photo: Chinese F4

The Argentinian and Chinese Formula 4 championships have made late revisions to their schedules for the rest of this year.

Three rounds of the new Argentinian series have already been held, and less than two weeks ago it was announced that round four would take place at the Rosario circuit currently named after Juan Manuel Fangio.

However this Wednesday (September 1) it was communicated that the event was now not going to take place.

“We inform drivers and relatives of the rescheduling of the next date, scheduled for September 9/10 at Rosario,” the announcement read.

“There will be three final races in the last two dates of the championship, still with a stage to be confirmed.”

The next two rounds, which are now triple-headers, take place on October 1-3 and 29-31. Neither event actually has a given location yet, while the double points season finale has no date and it also unknown where that will take place.

Chinese F4 meanwhile is yet to even get its 2021 season underway, as it was postponed initially by the COVID-19 pandemic and then by a sports disaster that led to motorsport being suspended.

A four-race round on the streets of Wuhan was set to open the season on September 19-21, with another quadruple-header at Ningbo on November 5-7.

The touring car events Chinese F4 was set to support have been called off though, meaning the first round of 2021 will now take place at Zhuhai – which officially had its July round postponed – on September 18-20.

Zhuhai will be visited again on October 15-17, and both rounds will retain the four-race format and pricing set for when the circuit held the reorganised rounds of 2020.

As originally planned, and just like in 2020, the season finale will be at Guia Circuit on the Macau Grand Prix bill. The November 19-21 event will consist of two races, with¬† qualifying preceding a Qualification Race which sets the grid for Sunday’s Main Race.

The updated calendar was communicated to teams on Monday.

The absence of the FIA Formula 3 World Cup for the second successive year opens the door for Chinese F4 to be the title-awarding series of the Macau GP itself. That was what occurred in 2020, and there was a home victor in Charles Leong.