F1 reveals bumper 21-race calendar for 2016
For the second year running the FIA has released a Formula 1 calendar with 21 races. Like last year, it remains to be seen if we’ll actually see all of those races take place.
As it stands the 2016 season is set to kick off in Australia on 3 April, with the Chinese Grand Prix to take place the following weekend.
Increasing the demand on the teams there will be another five back-to-back race weekends including: Bahrain and Russia, Britain and Austria, Germany and Hungary, Singapore and Malaysia, and USA and Mexico.
As you will see the German Grand Prix is back and is scheduled to be held at Hockenheim. Malaysia moves from its early season slot to the latter half of the year straight after the Singapore Grand Prix.
Finally, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut in 2016 on 17 July, to be held on a 6km street circuit in the country’s capital Baku.
The full calendar is shown below.
|1||3 April||AUSTRALIA (Melbourne)|
|2||10 April||CHINA (Shanghai)|
|3||24 April||BAHRAIN (Sakhir)|
|4||1 May||RUSSIA (Sochi)|
|5||15 May||SPAIN (Barcelona)|
|6||29 May||MONACO (Monaco)|
|7||12 June||CANADA (Montreal)|
|8||26 June||BRITAIN (Silverstone)|
|9||3 July||AUSTRIA (Red Bull Ring)|
|10||17 July||AZERBAIJAN (Baku)|
|11||31 July||GERMANY (Hockenheim)|
|12||7 August||HUNGARY (Budapest)|
|13||28 August||BELGIUM (Spa)|
|14||4 September||ITALY (Monza)|
|15||18 September||SINGAPORE (Marina Bay)|
|16||25 September||MALAYSIA (Sepang)|
|17||9 October||JAPAN (Suzuka)|
|18||23 October||USA (Austin)|
|19||30 October||MEXICO (Mexico City)|
|20||13 November||BRAZIL (Interlagos)|
|21||27 November||ABU DHABI (Yas Marina)|