Revised F1 2017 calendar avoids Le Mans clash

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The new Formula 1 2017 calendar, approved at the World Motor Sport Council in Vienna, features a new date for the Grand Prix in Baku, which has been moved to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Baku's debut grand prix this year took place on the same weekend as the 84th edition of the Le Mans event, and Azerbaijani organisers were keen to avoid a similar clash for 2017.

But while the initial drafts of the F1 2017 calendar placed the Azerbaijan race on the June 17-18 weekend, overlapping with Le Mans yet again, the Baku event has now been moved to a week later.

The two events that follow Baku - the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone - have also been moved a week back from their original scheduled dates. The latter now clashes with the New York Formula E event as a result.

The calendar formalises the German race being dropped and Singapore switching with Malaysia - and loses the "subject to confirmation tag" for Canada and Brazil.

It also confirms Mexico being moved a week back and Hungary a week forward.

Formula 1 2017 calendar

Date Event Venue
March 26  Australian GP Melbourne
April 9  Chinese GP Shanghai
April 16  Bahrain GP Sakhir
April 30  Russian GP Sochi
May 14  Spanish GP Barcelona
May 28  Monaco GP Monte Carlo
June 11  Canadian GP Montreal
June 25 Azerbaijan GP Baku
July 9  Austrian GP Red Bull Ring
July 16  British GP Silverstone
July 30  Hungarian GP Hungaroring
August 27  Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps
September 3  Italian GP Monza
September 17  Singapore GP Marina Bay
October 1  Malaysian GP Sepang
October 8  Japanese GP Suzuka
October 22  United States GP COTA
October 29  Mexican GP Mexico City
November 12  Brazilian GP Interlagos
November 26  Abu Dhabi GP Yas Marina

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