The World Motor Sport Council has today released the provisional calendar for the 2017 Formula One season.
It appears very similar to what was released a number of weeks ago by Motorsport.com, retaining a similar structure to the 2016 season and the record breaking 21 races. It is questionable that we will see 21 races again next season, with Canada, Germany and Brazil all marked as provisional.
As expected, the season starts later on March 26th in Melbourne, giving the teams a little more development time given the changes in regulations for the next season. This is a standalone even, with China and Bahrain now back-to-back, with Sochi the final ‘flyaway’ before the European season. Baku, once again back to back with Canada means there is a clash with Le Mans, while Sepang has an earlier slot before Singapore.
|28 May||Monte Carlo||Monaco|
|9 July||Silverstone||United Kingdom|
|5 November||Mexico City||Mexico|
|12 November||Sao Paolo||Brazil*|
|26 November||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates|