The 2017 Formula 1 season will kick off in Australia on March 26, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council confirmed on Wednesday.
The opening race of the season will be followed by the Chinese Grand Prix two weeks later, the Shanghai event twinned with Bahrain as a back-to-back.
The plan to have Australia and China as back-to-backs was scrapped due to logistical reasons.
Malaysia and Singapore exchange slots in the calendar, with the Sepang race now taking place ahead of the Marina Bay event on September 17.
The rest of the races remain the same and in the same order as in 2016, with Abu Dhabi closing the season on November 26.
Three races - Canada, Germany and Brazil - remain subject to confirmation, according to the calendar.
The schedule also confirmed the clash between the European Grand Prix at Baku and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Formula 1 2017 calendar
|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 18||European GP||Baku|
|July 2||Austrian GP||Red Bull Ring|
|July 9||British GP||Silverstone|
|July 23||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring|
|July 30||German GP*||Hockenheim|
|August 27||Belgian GP||Spa-Francorchamps|
|September 3||Italian GP||Monza|
|September 17||Malaysian GP||Sepang|
|October 1||Singapore GP||Marina Bay|
|October 8||Japanese GP||Suzuka|
|October 22||United States GP||COTA|
|November 5||Mexican GP||Mexico City|
|November 12||Brazilian GP*||Interlagos|
|November 26||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina|
* - subject to confirmation
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