Formula 1 unveils 2017 provisional calendar

The Australian Grand Prix will kick off the new 2017 Formula 1 season

The Australian Grand Prix will kick off the new 2017 Formula 1 season

Formula 1 has confirmed its 2017 provisional calendar which sees the Australian Grand Prix open the season from March 23-26.

Unveiled at the latest meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, the Albert Park race will take place a week later than this year’s edition.

The Australian Grand Prix was expected to be hosted a week before the second round in China, but the latter has been pushed back to April 9 due to logistical reasons.

The 21-race calendar remains largely unchanged from the 2016 schedule, although the Chinese Grand Prix will host the second race ahead of Bahrain.

The Malaysian Grand Prix has also moved to a September date previously held by the Singapore Grand Prix.

F1 is also set to clash with the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours with the European Grand Prix slated for the same June 18 slot as the French endurance classic.

Races in Canada, Germany and Brazil are listed as subject to confirmation.

Formula 1 2017 Provisional Calendar 

Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne – March 23-26
Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai – April 7-9
Bahrain Grand Prix – Sakhir – April 14-16
Russian Grand Prix – Sochi – April 28-30
Spanish Grand Prix – Barcelona – May 12-14
Monaco Grand Prix – May 26-28
Canadian Grand Prix -Montreal* – June 9-11
European Grand Prix – Baku – June 16-18
Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring – June 30 – July 2
British Grand Prix – Silverstone – July 7-9
Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring – July 21-23
German Grand Prix – Hockenheim* – July 28-30
Belgian Grand Prix – Spa – August 25-27
Italian Grand Prix – Monza – September 1-3
Malaysian Grand Prix – Sepang – September 15-17
Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay – September 29 – October 1
Japanese Grand Prix – Suzuka – October 6-8
United States Grand Prix- Austin – October 20-22
Mexican Grand Prix – Mexico City – November 3-5
Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos* – November 10-12
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina – November 24-26

*Subject to confirmation

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