2016 F1

Key changes of 2016 F1 leaked provisional calendar

Baku F1 street circuit - 2016 F1 leaked provisional calendar

Rendering of Baku F1 street circuit. Picture credit: Tilke.de


The leaked temporary calendar should confirm to be proper, at 21 events the 2016 schedule would be the biggest in the history of the Formula 1 world championship.

Very thrilling movement going on around the proposed calendar for the 2016 F1 season, quickly FOM released a one-line announcement:

“It would appear that the proposed 2016 calendar has been leaked. This calendar has not yet been approved.”

Leaked Provisional 2016 F1 calendar

Vital Changes

F1 2016 season will kick off in April at the Australian Grand Prix, the latest start to the championship since 1988. F1 season-opener Australian GP has regularly been held in March, though it was pushed back to April in 2006 to become the third round on the calendar when Melbourne hosted the Commonwealth Games that year.

Australian GP move is to take benefit of daylight savings time modifications at the end of March and beginning of April which brings the difference to the UK down from 11 to 9 hours and only 8 to mainland Europe where over 60% of F1′s global TV audience is still based.

Chinese Grand Prix lift up to the second round and is paired with the Australian round, the Shanghai race declining just one week after Australian Grand Prix.

Russian Grand Prix moves from the end of the calendar to become the fourth round before Spanish Grand Prix.

Malaysian Grand Prix scheduled between Singapore and Japan as part of a Southeast Asian round, three races in four weeks.

British Grand Prix creatively switches dates with the Austrian GP, the two rounds now set to be held back-to-back at the end of June/start of July.

2016 F1 calendar features a new race in Baku, Azerbaijan, which is dubbed ‘Baku European Grand Prix’, as it is a symbolic event for the nation, new Baku race will happen in July, between the British and German Grands Prix.

Another good sound, German Grand Prix comes back onto the calendar, and scheduled near its usual July date

Hungarian Grand Prix moves into August, and Formula 1 usual three-week summer break back one week.

Italian Grand Prix has kept, but officials are yet to sign a deal to continue the race’s life beyond the 2016 season.

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