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FIA approves a 21-race F1 calendar for 2018

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Formula 1 is set for its first triple-header following the sport’s governing body FIA approved a 21-race calendar for 2018 F1 season.

The F1 2018 calendar has been revealed with two historic tracks returning to the fold as well as the first ever ‘triple-header’ to be included in the 21-race season.

France and Germany will welcome fans back to Circuit Paul Ricard and Hockenheim respectively in 2018.

Newly added French, Austrian and British Grand Prix’s are set for consecutive weekends, giving fans more action than ever before.

After 19 years, Malaysian Grand Prix has dropped from the Formula 1 calendar, Azerbaijan Grand Prix lifted from June to April, before Spanish Grand Prix, while the Russian Grand Prix has moved from April to September, before the Japanese Grand Prix.

In a statement from chief executive officer and executive chairman of the Formula One Group Chase Carey commented: “We wanted to finalise next season’s calendar early, so that all our stakeholders would have more time to prepare and we have managed it, thanks in part through working closely with the FIA.

“We are proud to confirm that the German and French Grands Prix will take place in 2018. France was one of the seven races that made up the first ever World Championship in 1950 and it now returns after a decade. It will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit, which last hosted a round of the F1 Championship in 1990.

“The number of races has increased by one compared to the current season. We received numerous requests from those wishing to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix but we wanted the existing promoters to feel that we are putting all our efforts into ensuring that each race is a special event, so that the fans, our most important stakeholders, can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience. If we can do that, then the entire Formula 1 family will reap the benefit.”

Meanwhile both China and Singapore remain “subject to commercial rights holder confirmation,” meaning those venues have yet to finalise new contracts with F1.

2018 F1 Calendar:

25 March

Melbourne

Australia

08 April

Shanghai

China

15 April

Sakhir

Bahrain

29 April

Baku

Azerbaijan

13 May

Barcelona

Spain

27 May

Monaco

Monaco

10 June

Montreal

Canada

24 June

Paul Ricard

France

01 July

Red Bull Ring

Austria

08 July

Silverstone

Great Britain

22 July

Hockenheim

Germany

29 July

Budapest

Hungary

26 August

Spa-Francorchamps

Belgium

02 September

Monza

Italy

16 September

Singapore

Singapore

30 September

Sochi

Russia

07 October

Suzuka

Japan

21 October

Austin

USA

28 October

Mexico City

Mexico

11 November

Sao Paulo

Brazil

25 November

Yas Marina

Abu Dhabi

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