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Formula 1 Management Confirms Leaked 2016 Calendar

Following the announcement by the Australian Grand Prix organisers, Formula 1 Management (FOM) have moved to confirm the leak of the 2016 Formula 1 Calendar.

“It would appear that the proposed 2016 calendar has been leaked. This calendar has not yet been approved,” Read the statement from FOM.

This serves as confirmation that the calendar, which contained 21 races and was scheduled between 3 April 2016 and 27 November 2016, was in fact accurate and reveals the intentions of FOM.

The proposed calendar consists of 21 races, 7 back to back race weekends and a three week summer break. A few tweaks have been made to the schedule. The Malaysian Grand Prix moves to September with the Russian Grand Prix moving up to earlier in the year to May. The European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan will take place on 17 July. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix retains its spot as the final race of the season.

Below is the proposed calendar for 2016:

Date Country Track/City
1 3 April Australia Albert Park
2 10 April China Shanghai
3 24 April Bahrain Sakhir
4 1 May Russia Sochi
5 15 May Spain Barcelona
6 29 May Monaco Monte Carlo
7 12 June Canada Montreal
8 26 June Britain Silverstone
9 3 July Austria Red Bull Ring
10 17 July Europe Baku
11 31 July Germany Hockenheim
12 7 August Hungary Hungaroring
13 28 August Belgium Spa
14 4 September Italy Monza
15 18 September Singapore Marina Bay
16 25 September Malaysia Sepang
17 9 October Japan Suzuka
18 23 October USA Austin
19 30 October Mexico Mexico City
20 13 November Brazil Interlagos
21 27 November Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit

About Ritesh K Bhana

Ritesh likes to think he is a true Tifosi, but he still remains fair to other teams. He supports two other teams which are not Red Bull and McLaren. Follow Ritesh on twitter @Humanshield_1

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