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Seven changes to 2017 Formula One Calendar

The World Motor Sport Council has confirmed today the Formula One Calendar for 2017, which has seen a number of changes since the previous iteration released in September.

Although the season will still start on March 26th in Australia, it is the middle of the season where a number of changes have been made. Firstly, the German Grand Prix has been cancelled and that frees up a slot in July, avoiding the bunching of races we saw in 2016. As a result, Azerbaijan will be moving back a week, creating a two week gap from Canada which gives a much more sensible time frame in getting from North America to Central Asia. It will also avoid a clash with Le Mans.

As a result of Azerbaijan moving a week, the Austrian and British Grand Prix also move a week later, with the Hungarian race on July 30th. After the summer break Singapore and Malaysia swap places again, back to what we had in 2016 with Singapore as a standalone race, Malaysia back-to-back with Japan.

Brazil is still currently on the calendar, with suggestions recently that a deal has been done to keep it at Interlagos for another season. As we have seen for the past few seasons, Abu Dhabi will bring the year to a close on the 26th November.

2017 FIA F1 World Championship

March 26 Australia (Melbourne)
April 9 China (Shanghai)
April 16 Bahrain (Sakhir)
April 30 Russia (Sochi)
May 14 Spain (Barcelona)
May 28 Monaco (Monaco)
June 11 Canada (Montreal)
June 25 Azerbaijan (Baku)
July 9 Austria (Spielberg)
July 16 Britain (Silverstone)
July 30 Hungary (Budapest)
August 27 Belgium (Spa)
September 3 Italy (Monza)
September 17 Singapore (Marina Bay)
October 1 Malaysia (Sepang)
October 8 Japan (Suzuka)
October 22 USA (Austin)
October 29 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 12 Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 26 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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Ashley Quint

Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

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