FIA confirms biggest-ever F1 calendar

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The FIA has confirmed Formula 1's longest-ever calendar for 2016, at a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Mexico on Friday.

A draft version of next year's 21-race schedule was distributed to promoters earlier this year, and the FIA's version is unchanged.

In a statement issued on Friday night, it confirmed some interesting shuffling of the order and a later start than normal.

The Malaysian Grand Prix, which often formed a double-header with Australia at the start of the year, will now move to September to go back-to-back with Singapore.

It means China will take the second slot behind the season-opening Australian GP on April 3, with the Russian GP at Sochi also moving forward to May.

The new race in Baku has been given a July 17 date.

The full calendar is as below…

April 3

Australia

April 10

China

April 24

Bahrain

May 1

Sochi

May 15

Spain

May 29

Monaco

June 12

Canada

June 26

UK

July 3

Austria

July 17

Baku

July 31

Germany

August 7

Hungary

August 28

Belgium

September 4

Italy

September 18

Singapore

September 25

Malaysia

October 9

Japan

October 23

USA (Austin)

October 30

Mexico

November 13

Brazil

November 27

Abu Dhabi

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