The Australian Grand Prix in cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. But the Formula 1 authorities are not at all worried as there could be some other option to complete the 2021 calendar with 23 races. The Australian GP was supposed to be held on November 21 after the Brazilian Grand Prix and was followed by the Sausi Arabia Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix that would best fit into this gap is a second race in Bahrain. This Grand Prix was also used at the end of the season in 2020, and a different lay-out could even be used. Besides Bahrain, there are of course other options like a German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring or the Hockenheimring.
Replacements for the Australia Grand Prix in the 2021 F1 Season
However, that seems unlikely. It was reported earlier by Auto, Motor und Sport that organisers of these circuits are not making any effort to organise a race and that will not be easy because of the weather conditions in Germany so late in the season.
Bahrain seems to be the most obvious option but there are more Grands Prix that are uncertain. The chance that the Brazilian Grand Prix will take place is very small due to the coronavirus situation in that country and also the Japan Grand Prix is in doubt after the cancelled MotoGP race in that same country.
For the Brazilian Grand Prix, there is most talk about a second race in America. This could be a second race at the Circuit of the Americas but Indianapolis could also be a possibility. Japan could be replaced by the Chinese Grand Prix or possibly even the return of the Malaysian Grand Prix.