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2017 F1 calendar revealed with Brazil and Canada subject to confirmation - Season also features a later start in March

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2017 F1 calendar revealed with Brazil and Canada subject to confirmation
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The FIA have revealed the 2017 Formula One calendar, which is very similar to this year’s offering, featuring 21 races across nine months. The action gets underway later than normal with Australia opening up the season on March 26, and Abu Dhabi closing proceedings on November 26. The summer break is still firmly in place with most of August free of racing.

Canada, Germany and Brazil are all still subject to confirmation, and it is worth noting that Hockenheim has been slotted in to host the German race, although it’s not strictly their turn to do so. Endurance fans will be disappointed to hear that the European Grand Prix in Baku is once again scheduled up against the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Other small tweaks include a swap for Bahrain and China, with the desert night race dropping to third on the calendar, whilst Malaysia and Singapore also swap so the other night race can become a back to back event alongside Japan.