FIA announce F1 race calendar for 2017
The FIA has confirmed a 20-race 2017 Formula 1 calendar following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council in Vienna.
The German GP drops off the schedule for next season with the Nurburgring’s financial problems meaning they couldn’t host the event and Hockenheim unwilling to stage the race two years in a row also because of monetary reasons.
The race in Azerbaijan moves from its provisional date to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 hour race and appears to have dropped the European GP title, with the Baku street race now likely to be called the Azerbaijan GP.
That also means the Austrian and British GPs move back a week from their provisional dates with the race at Silverstone now scheduled for July 16.
The Singapore and Malaysian races swap dates from the provisional calendar, with Singapore now a standalone event in September and Malaysia paired with Japan in October.
The Mexican GP moves forward a week to pair it back-to-back with the US GP as was the case in 2016.
Having been listed as subject to confirmation on the provisional calendar, June’s Canadian GP and November’s Brazilian GP have both been confirmed.
As is usual now the season begins in Melbourne, Australia and culminates in Abu Dhabi.
2017 Formula 1 Calendar
March 26: Melbourne, Australia
April 9: Shanghai, China
April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain
April 30: Sochi, Russia
May 14: Barcelona, Spain
May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 11: Montreal, Canada
June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan
July 9: Spielberg, Austria
July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 23: Budapest, Hungary
August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 3: Monza, Italy
September 17: Singapore, Singapore
October 1: Sepang, Malaysia
October 8: Suzuka, Japan
October 22: Austin, USA
November 5: Mexico City, Mexico
November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE