FIA Approves 2016 21-Race F1 Calendar, Includes Azerbaijan Grand Prix

If you were getting anxious about knowing where and when your favorite team was going to race next year, here’s the official 2016 Formula 1 calendar.

The schedule has been changed for a bunch of races, including the Russian GP which moves from October to April, whereas Malaysia (previously in March) heads over to September.

Australia will keep hosting the first race of the year on April 3 2016, which will be one of 7 back-to-back (weekends) races along with Bahrain-Russia, Britain-Austria, Germany-Hungary, Belgium-Italy, Singapore-Malaysia and USA-Mexico.

As for the German GP, no venue has been specified yet, though we can assume it will be the Nurburgring.

The biggest news however comes from Baku, Azerbaijan – the brand new “European Grand Prix”, taking place on July 17 2016.

Other significant changes include Silverstone, where the British GP has been moved forward by two weeks so that it won’t clash with the Wimbledon tennis championships anymore.

2016 Full Calendar:

April 3 – Australia
April 10 – China
April 24 – Bahrain
May 1 – Russia
May 15 – Spain
May 29 – Monaco
June 12 – Canada
June 26 – Britain
July 3 – Austria
July 17 – Europe (Baku)
July 31 – Germany
August 7 – Hungary
August 28 – Belgium
September 4 – Italy
September 18 – Singapore
September 25 – Malaysia
October 9 – Japan
October 23 – USA (Austin)
October 30 – Mexico
November 13 – Brazil
November 27 – Abu Dhabi

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