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Germany drops off the official 2017 F1 calendar // Confirmed 20-date season crosses the globe

Published by Christine Blachford

2017 season F1 calendar

This week the FIA's World Motor Sport Council gathered together to sign off on the official sporting calendars for the coming season, and F1 in 2017 is starting to take shape. The season starts in late March and goes through to November 26th, visiting 20 venues across the globe along the way. The notable exception this year is that the German Grand Prix has dropped off the calendar after failing to come to an agreement with the sport's promoters.

Other notable tweaks this year include Bahrain and China swapping positions at the start of the season, the Australian opener taking place a week later than in 2016, and July dropping back to just three races rather than the bumper four that occurred this year. October remains a bumper month, though, with four fabulous races leading us towards the 2017 season conclusion.

Formula 1 Calendar 2017
26 MarchAustraliaMelbourne
9 AprilChinaShanghai
16 AprilBahrainSakhir
30 AprilRussiaSochi
14 MaySpainBarcelona
28 MayMonacoMonte Carlo
11 JuneCanadaMontréal
25 JuneAzerbaijanBaku
9 JulyAustriaSpielberg
16 JulyGreat BritainSilverstone
30 JulyHungaryBudapest
27 AugustBelgiumSpa-Francorchamps
3 SeptemberItalyMonza
17 SeptemberSingaporeSingapore
1 OctoberMalaysiaKuala Lumpur
8 OctoberJapanSuzuka
22 OctoberUSAAustin
29 OctoberMexicoMexico City
12 NovemberBrazilSão Paulo
26 NovemberAbu DhabiYas Marina

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