The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has approved a change to the F1 rules which will allow next year’s 21-race calendar to go ahead. The calendar was previously limited to 20 races per year.
However the final number of events on next year’s calendar remains to be confirmed. The United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas is listed as “subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN”.
The only change to the latest version of the calendar sees the Mexican Grand Prix move one week earlier.
The new event on next year’s schedule, the European Grand Prix at Baku in Azerbaijan, will be held one week after the Canadian Grand Prix.
It will be held on the same day as the conclusion of the Le Mans 24 Hours. However the FIA noted the start of the race will be “scheduled to avoid conflict with the conclusion” of the World Endurance Championship’s blue riband event.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 18 – 20||Forum|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 1 – 3||Forum|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15 – 17||Forum|
|4||Russian Grand Prix||April 29 – May 1||Forum|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13 – 15||Forum|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 26 – 29||Forum|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10 – 12||Forum|
|8||European Grand Prix||June 17 – 19||Forum|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1 – 3||Forum|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8 – 10||Forum|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 22 – 24||Forum|
|12||German Grand Prix||July 29 – 31||Forum|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26 – 28||Forum|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2 – 4||Forum|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16 – 18||Forum|
|16||Malaysian Grand Prix||September 30 – October 2||Forum|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7 – 9||Forum|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21 – 23||Forum|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28 – 30||Forum|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11 – 13||Forum|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25 – 27||Forum|
2016 F1 season
- Are tickets too dear? Crowds fell at some tracks in 2016
- F1’s TV audience decline stopped in 2016
- Brawn among key F1 hires announced by Liberty
- Has F1 hit ‘peak penalties’? Fewer sanctions in 2016
- Brundle reveals Monaco GP heart attack