FOM confirms 2016 F1 calendar leaked

Formula One Management has confirmed the proposed 2016 calendar has been leaked, but insists it is not the final version.

A 21-race calendar was widely circulated on Wednesday, confirming the news that the season will kick off on April 3 with the Australian Grand Prix.

According to the leaked calendar, the season will end on November 27 in Abu Dhabi and the only new race will be the European Grand Prix in Baku.

"It would appear that the proposed 2016 calendar has been leaked," FOM said in a statement.

"This calendar has not yet been approved."

The more condensed calendar sees the Russian Grand Prix moved from October to May, while it also confirms the German Grand Prix will return after being absent from this year's schedule.

The Strategy Group is meeting next month and the 21-grand prix calendar is likely to be a subject of discussion.

Leaked 2016 calendar

April 3 Australia (Melbourne)
April 10 China (Shanghai)
April 24 Bahrain (Sakhir)
May 1 Russia (Sochi)
May 15 Spain (Barcelona)
May 29 Monaco (Monte Carlo)
June 12 Canada (Montreal)
June 26 Britain (Silverstone)
July 3 Austria (Red Bull Ring)
July 17 Europe (Baku)
July 31 Germany (Hockenheim)
August 7 Hungary (Hungaroring)
August 28 Belgium (Spa)
September 4 Italy (Monza)
September 18 Singapore (Marina Bay)
September 25 Malaysia (Sepang)
October 9 Japan (Suzuka)
October 23 USA (COTA)
October 30 Mexico (Mexico City)
November 13 Brazil (Interlagos)
November 27 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

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