The start of the Formula One season has been delayed as the Australian and the Chinese Grand Prix have been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the Australian race in Melbourne has been rescheduled from March 21 to November 21, the Chinese Grand Prix has also been delayed but no new date has been set for the race. Strict travel restrictions for the pandemic make Australia and China among the hardest countries for F1 teams to enter. The pandemic has disrupted the F1 season two years running as last year's race in Australia was canceled after one team member tested positive for the deadly virus. This season will start with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28 at Sakhir.