The 2025 F1 season is already shaping up to be an exciting one. From the latest information about which races will be on the schedule to when tickets will go on sale for each race, here are all the latest updates about the 2025 Formula 1 calendar!
The 2025 Formula 1 season is set to be an exciting affair, with the headline news being Lewis Hamilton’s big move from Mercedes to Ferrari. With just a handful of drivers having contracts in place for next year, we could see some other familiar faces at new teams.
The 2025 F1 season could be one to remember and there’s no doubt that many of you are already considering which F1 races to attend next year. From when the calendar announcement is due, to what the schedule will look like and when tickets will go on sale, here’s all the latest information available about the 2025 Formula 1 calendar.
When is the F1 Calendar Usually Announced?
The date on which the following season’s Formula 1 calendar has been announced has been inconsistent in recent years, owing to uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The 2024 Formula 1 calendar was revealed in early July, in the week prior to the 2023 British Grand Prix. It was the earliest date on which the calendar was revealed since 2018.
In previous years, the initial calendar was presented as a ‘provisional’ schedule, or a ‘first draft’ of the calendar. That has not been the case in the last three years, as the calendar had already been approved by the World Motor Sport Council prior to its announcement.
Below is the list of dates on which Formula 1 first announced the calendar for each season:
- 2024: July 5, 2023
- 2023: September 20, 2022
- 2022: October 15, 2021
- 2021: November 10, 2020
- 2020: August 29, 2019
- 2019: August 31, 2018
- 2018: June 19, 2017
- 2017: September 28, 2016
- 2016: July 10, 2015
- 2015: September 12, 2014
- 2014: September 27, 2013
- 2013: September 21, 2012
- 2012: June 3, 2011
- 2011: September 8, 2010
- 2010: September 21, 2009
- 2009: June 25, 2008
Which races will be on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar?
Of the 24 races on the 2024 calendar, all 24 are already confirmed to return in 2025. Two circuits had their contracts to host Formula 1 events set to expire in 2024. Race organisers at Suzuka signed a new five-year contract extension in February 2024, while Silverstone – host of the British Grand Prix – inked a new 10-year deal one week later, keeping the iconic track on the schedule until at least 2034.
The full list of races and circuits which are on the current schedule and are expected to return on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar can be found on our Travel Guides page.
Will there be any new events on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar?
No new events have been announced for the 2025 Formula 1 calendar. In January 2024, Formula 1 announced that the Spanish Grand Prix will move to Madrid – but not until 2026. There are plenty of rumours about other potential new races being added to the calendar but it is rare that such rumours progress to solid plans for new events in a short period of time.
What is known is that the sport continues to eye a return of the South African Grand Prix in the near future, most likely at the Kyalami circuit. A revival of the event which was last staged over 30 years ago seems the most likely of any potential new events to be added to the 2025 Formula 1 calendar.
Any new races being added to the 2025 Formula 1 calendar are likely to be announced well in advance of next year’s schedule being revealed. However, it should be remembered that, under the current commercial agreement, 24 is the maximum number of rounds which can be held during a single season.
With 24 events already confirmed for next year, it seems that no new races will be added to the schedule next year.
What Will be the First Race on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar?
In 2024, the first two races of the season – in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia – will be staged on a Saturday. This is due to the timing of Ramadan, the observation of which begins on March 10 this year. As the holy period gets progressively earlier each year, the 2025 Formula 1 calendar is unlikely to begin with races in the Middle East and there will be no races in the region throughout the month of March.
Instead, the Australian Grand Prix is the most likely candidate to become the season-opening event in 2025. In fact, on February 2 – amid the news of Lewis Hamilton signing with Ferrari for the 2025 season – Australian Grand Prix organisers announced on social media that the Albert Park race would mark Hamilton’s first race with the Scuderia, as it is to host the opening race in 2025. Strangely, the article confirming the news and the related social media posts were swiftly deleted.
Albert Park regularly hosted the season-opening event from its first appearance on the calendar in 1996 through to its final race before the pandemic in 2019. There is a clause in the circuit’s current contract that it will be the season-opening event for at least four seasons between 2025 and 2037.
What Will the 2025 Formula 1 Calendar Look Like?
As mentioned above, the timing of Ramadan means that the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix are likely to move to later dates in the calendar in 2025. With a clear eye on reaching its net zero carbon emissions objectives by 2030, Formula 1 will have to carefully consider where best to reposition the two races in the schedule for the most efficient travel routes.
One option could be to bring the Chinese and Japanese Grands Prix forward to March and place the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian races a little later, in April, before the sport’s return to Europe. Another could be to place the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian races even later in the schedule, towards the end, around the time of the events in Qatar and Abu Dhabi.
While the 2024 calendar follows a more sustainable path than its 2023 predecessor, it’s clear that further improvements can be made. A major standout is the Canadian Grand Prix, which is nestled between the opening European rounds in 2024.
A logical solution would be to place the Montreal race next to the Miami Grand Prix in May in order to avoid an additional trip across the Atlantic. Allegedly, the promoter of the Canadian Grand Prix was unwilling to move its race to an earlier slot on the calendar in 2024 due to concerns over the weather at that time of year.
We’ve considered the factors above and put together what we think would make the most sense for a potential 2025 Formula 1 calendar. This calendar is in no way official, it is merely a best guess at what next year’s schedule could look like, having considered all the factors.
It makes the assumption that no Middle Eastern races will take place in March and will instead move to April slots, that the Canadian Grand Prix will logically and sustainably follow the Miami Grand Prix in an earlier May slot and that the summer and fall breaks (the latter of which is new for 2024) will remain in place in 2025:
|Australian Grand Prix
|Japanese Grand Prix
|Chinese Grand Prix
|Bahrain Grand Prix
|Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
|Miami Grand Prix
|Canadian Grand Prix
|Monaco Grand Prix
|Imola Grand Prix
|Spanish Grand Prix
|Austrian Grand Prix
|British Grand Prix
|Hungarian Grand Prix
|Belgian Grand Prix
|Dutch Grand Prix
|Italian Grand Prix
|Azerbaijan Grand Prix
|Singapore Grand Prix
|United States Grand Prix
|Mexico City Grand Prix
|São Paulo Grand Prix
|Las Vegas Grand Prix
|Qatar Grand Prix
|Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Will There be F1 Sprint Events in 2025?
Most likely, the F1 Sprint format will continue into 2025. The Sprint is an additional 30-minute race held on a Saturday afternoon, offering an extra slice of racing action at a select number of Grands Prix.
The Sprint format was first introduced in 2021. Three Sprint events were held in 2021 and 2022, with that number increasing to six from 2023 onwards. It is not yet known how many Sprint races there will be in 2025, or what the exact format for these events will be.
Further details about which venues will host Sprint events are usually announced later in the year, after the Grand Prix calendar has been revealed.
When Will Tickets for 2025 Formula 1 Races go on Sale?
Tickets for races on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar are highly unlikely to go on sale before the 2024 race at each track takes place. In recent years, the Austrian Grand Prix has been the first event to place tickets on sale for the following year, with tickets for next year becoming available soon after each year’s race in early July. Early-bird tickets for the Singapore and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix also go on sale soon after the current edition of the race. Tickets for the races in Canada and Hungary have also gone on sale soon after the current edition of the race in recent years.
It’s also possible to secure access to the following season’s Grands Prix early, sometimes even before the current season’s race takes place, by placing a deposit via F1 Experiences, Formula 1’s official ticket package partner. You can already place a deposit or join the waitlist for a number of races on the 2025 Formula 1 calendar, including events in Australia, Monaco, Miami and Japan.
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