The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council has unveiled a provisional 20-race calendar for next year’s Formula 1 season, the longest in F1 history.
The proposed schedule sees the season start earlier and finish later than this year’s calendar, with Brazil taking over the reins as the season-closing event, swapping places with Abu Dhabi.
Disappointingly for the Australian fans, the season looks set to open at the Bahrain circuit again, which played host to a soporifically dull opening chapter for this year’s championship. Furthermore, there will be four back-to-back Grand Prix weekends, which will be Malaysia-China, Spain-Monaco, Germany-Hungary and Japan-Korea.
The proposed calendar in full is as follows:
|17/04||China||Shanghai International Circuit|
|22/05||Spain||Circuit de Catalunya|
|12/06||Canada||Circuit de Gilles Vlleneuve|
|26/06||Europe||Valencia street circuit|
|13/11||Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina|
* Subject to the FIA homologation of the circuit