2018 F1 calendar features first triple-header

2018 F1 calendar features first triple-header
By AutoSport

20/06/2017 at 00:52

Formula 1 will have its first triple-header next year, with the French, Austrian and British Grands Prix all due to take place on consecutive weekends.

The return of the French and German Grands Prix in 2018 prompted some headaches for F1's chiefs in trying to fit in enough races in to their traditional slots in the calendar.

But in a draft schedule released following a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council in Geneva, France has been handed a June 24 slot and will be followed on subsequent weekends by the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone events.

Other changes to the calendar include the Azerbaijan Grand Prix taking a slot in late April, with the Russian GP moving to September, where it will form a back-to-back with the Japanese GP.

The races in China and Singapore remain subject to confirmation of deals with the commercial rights holder.

The FIA has also confirmed the Le Mans 24 Hours will take place on June 16/17, meaning the famous sportscar race will avoid a clash with a grand prix for the second year in succession.

2018 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

March 25 Melbourne, Australia

April 8 Shanghai, China

April 15 Sakhir, Bahrain

April 29 Baku, Azerbaijan

May 13 Barcelona, Spain

May 27 Monaco

June 10 Montreal, Canada

June 24 Paul Ricard, France

July 1 Red Bull Ring, Austria

July 8 Silverstone, Great Britain

July 22 Hockenheim, Germany

July 29 Hungaroring, Hungary

August 26 Spa, Belgium

September 2 Monza, Italy

September 16 Singapore

September 30 Sochi, Russia

October 7 Suzuka, Japan

October 21 Austin, USA

October 28 Mexico City, Mexico

November 11 Interlagos, Brazil

November 25 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

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