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FIA confirms 2017 F1 calendar

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The German Grand Prix is missing from the final 20-race F1 calendar for 2017 published by the FIA today after the World Motorsports Council met in Vienna.

As expected, the German Grand Prix is missing from the 2017 F! calendar after Bernie Ecclestone refused to give the Hockenheim owners a special deal on their sanctioning fee. Among other changes, a clash between Les Mans and Baku has been avoided, with the race in Azerbaijan moved one week later. This also creates a more reasonable two-week gap between Montreal and Baku, which will be much easier on logistics and team personnel. Next year’s calendar features a total of five back-to-back races, compared to seven this year.

The new date for Baku means that the following races in Austria and Britain have also been pushed back by one week, causing a clash for Silverstone with both Wimbledon finals weekend and the inaugural New York Formula E race. Singapore switches places with Malaysia, whilst Mexico has moved forward by one week to be paired with the US Grand Prix.

The dates for preseason testing in Barcelona are also confirmed for a two-week period from February 27 to March 10. A total of eight testing days will be held on February 27 – March 2 and March 7-10 (learn more here). In-season test dates are still subject to confirmation.

Here’s the confirmed 2017 F1 calendar:

  1. March 24-26: Australia (Albert Park)
  2. April 7-9: China (Shanghai)
  3. April 14-16: Bahrain (Sakhir)
  4. April 28-30: Russia (Sochi)
  5. May 12-14: Spain (Barcelona)
  6. May 25-28: Monaco (Monte Carlo)
  7. June 9-11: Canada (Montreal)
  8. June 23-25: Azerbaijan (Baku)
  9. July 7-9: Austria (Red Bull Ring)
  10. July 14-16: Great Britain (Silverstone)
  11. July 28-30: Hungary (Hungaroring)
  12. August 25-27: Belgium (Spa Francorchamps)
  13. September 1-3: Italy (Monza)
  14. September 17: Singapore (Marina Bay)
  15. September 29-October 1: Malaysia (Sepang)
  16. October 6-8: Japan (Suzuka)
  17. October 20-22: USA, Austin (COTA)
  18. October 27-29: Mexico (Mexico City)
  19. November 10-12: Brazil (Interlagos)
  20. November 24-26: Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

Tickets are already on sale for around half the races on the 2017 F1 calendar and several circuits are offering early-bird discounts of up to 20%. See details below.

Start planning your 2018 F1 holiday

Note that 2018 dates are provisional until confirmed by the FIA in late 2017. Your tickets will be valid even if the event date changes, but be careful with booking other travel arrangements that cannot be changed or refunded.
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Australia-iconAustralia
March 25
tickets on sale!
China-iconChina*
April 8
*subject to confirmation
Bahrain-iconBahrain
April 15
Azerbaijan
April 29
Spain-iconSpain
May 13
tickets on sale!
Monaco-iconMonaco
May 27
tickets on sale!
Canada-iconCanada
June 10
tickets on sale!
France
June 24
new guide coming soon!
Austria-iconAustria
July 1
United-Kingdom-iconBritain
July 8
tickets on sale!
Germany
July 22
new guide coming soon!
Hungary-iconHungary
Jul 29
Belgium-iconBelgium
Aug 26
Italy-iconItaly
Sept 2
Singapore-iconSingapore*
Sep 16
*subject to confirmation
Russia-iconRussia
Sept 30
Japan-iconJapan
Oct 7
United-States-iconUSA
Oct 21
Mexico-iconMexico
Oct 28
Brazil-iconBrazil
Nov 11
United-Arab-Emirates-iconAbu Dhabi
Nov 25

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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