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Revised 2016 F1 Race Calendar Issued by the FIA

The FIA released a revised provisional 2016 race calendar after it was ratified at the World Motorsport Council today.

As reported earlier, the season will now start in March with the Australian Grand Prix hosting the first round of the F1 World Championshiop from 17-20 March 2016. The Australian GP was initially scheduled for an April start.

The revised calendar still consists of 21 races with a bit of shuffling around and the return of a three week summer break.. China and Bahrain have swapped with the latter scheduled on 3 April. The German Grand Prix will make a return after a year off.

The Malaysian Grand Prix has been pushed by a week to make it back to back with Japan. There are now 6 back-to-back race weekends on the revised calendar. These are: Canada-Azerbaijan, Austria-Britain, Hungary-Germany, Belgium-Italy, Maylaysia-Japan and Mexico-Brazil.

The race in Azerbaijan clashes with the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The FIA say that the race start will be scheduled to avoid the clash with the conclusion of Le Mans.

The final race will still take place in Abu Dhabi on 27 Novemeber 2016.

The 2016 revised provisional calendar

Round Date Circuit City
1 20 March Melbourne Australia
2 3 April Bahrain Bahrain
3 17 April Shanghai China
4 1 May Sochi Russia
5 15 May Barcelona Spain
6 29 May Monte Carlo Monaco
7 12 June Montreal Canada
8 19 June Baku Azerbaijan*
9 3 July Spielberg Austria
10 10 July Silverstone United Kingdom
11 24 July Budapest Hungary
12 31 July Hockenheim Germany
13 28 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
14 4 September Monza Italy
15 18 September Singapore Singapore
16 2 October Sepang Malaysia
17 9 October Suzuka Japan
18 23 October Austin USA
19 6 November Mexico City Mexico
20 13 November Sao Paolo Brazil
21 27 November Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

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