As the WEC and MotoGP seasons come to a close, Formula 1 embarks on its final triple header of the year. Here are the motorsport events to look forward to in November!
Formula 1, Mexico City Grand Prix, November 5-7
The final triple header of the 2021 Formula 1 season begins with the Mexico City Grand Prix, with the popular event making a return to the calendar following its 2020 absence. The title is still up for grabs between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton – and both drivers head to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez seeking a record-breaking third win in the country. With home race hero Sergio Perez in a front-running car, you can expect loud cheers every time his Red Bull passes through the Foro Sol stadium section of the track!
WEC, 8 Hours of Bahrain, November 6
The final race of the 2021 World Endurance Championship is the 8 Hours of Bahrain. Toyota’s number 7 car – driven by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López – wrapped up the title last time out at Bahrain International Circuit. This race will also be the final competitive outing for Anthony Davidson, with the British driver having recently announced his retirement from professional racing.
MotoGP, Valencia Grand Prix, November 12-14
The 2021 MotoGP season comes to an end in mid-November at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Having hosted the penultimate race last year, the Valencia Grand Prix returns to its traditional season-closing slot in 2021. This will be the series’ fourth visit to Spain this season. All eyes will likely be on Valentino Rossi, who retires from MotoGP after 22 seasons in the premier class.
Formula 1, Brazilian Grand Prix, November 12-14
From Mexico, Formula 1 heads straight to Brazil for what promises to be an action-packed weekend at Interlagos. The scene of so many classic title deciders, this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix will have the added element of Sprint Qualifying – meaning valuable extra points are available in the tight championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.
Formula 1, Qatar Grand Prix, November 19-21
For the final race of the triple header, Formula 1 visits Losail International Circuit for the first time for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix. A late replacement for the cancelled Australian Grand Prix, Qatar has signed a 10-year deal to appear on the calendar annually from 2023 – though not necessarily at this circuit. As the championship battle nears its conclusion, the drivers will race under the floodlights on this unfamiliar track. But who will come out on top?