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FIA confirm 2018 calendar, also announce change in grid penalties

  • Published on 07 Dec 2017 09:35
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The FIA has officially released the schedule for the 2018 Formula 1 season. The championship will, as revealed on the provisional calendar, kick off in Australia on March 25th. The season will feature 21 races, matching the record for the longest season that was broken in 2016.

The calendar also features F1's first ever triple header, with the French, Austrian and British GP's all taking place in three consecutive weeks. Malaysia has been dropped from the calendar, while Russia returns to the back end of the season. The year will conclude once again in Abu Dhabi.

25 March: Australia
8 April: Bahrain
15 April: China
29 April: Azerbaijan
13 May: Spain
27 May: Monaco
10 June: Canada
24 June: France
1 July: Austria
8 July: Britain
22 July: Germany
29 July: Hungary
26 August: Belgium
2 September: Italy
16 September: Singapore
30 September: Russia
7 October: Japan
21 October: USA*
28 October: Mexico
11 November: Brazil
25 November: Abu Dhabi

subject to confirmation


Engine grid penalties have also had a slight change. If a driver exceeds a drop of 15+ grid places, he will start from the back of the grid. If more than one driver receives a 15+ grid drop,  the back of the grid will be determined by the order in which offences were committed.

Following the success of F1 LIVE in London before the British Grand Prix weekend, demonstration events in old F1 cars have been allowed outside of normal testing rules. However, they are limited to 50km and can only run with tyres specially made for each event.

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Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
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Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
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Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
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Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
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United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
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