Formula One 2017, the 68th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship will kick off in Melbourne, Australia on March 26th, the World Motorsport council (WMSC) has confirmed.
The season will consist of the same 21 races as the 2016 season in more or less the same order, with only two changes to the schedule. The Chinese Grand Prix will be the second round of the season, on April 9th, swapping with Bahrain, which will be one week later on April 16th. The same applies to Malaysia and Singapore, which change order, meaning the final leg of the season, the fly-aways begin in Sepang on September 17th, with Singapore taking place on October 1st.
Silverstone will host the British Grand Prix on July 9th. Unlike in 2016, there will not be a clash with the final of Mens singles from Wimbledon. Four races will take place in July, with two pairs of back-to-backs, Austria-Britain and Hungary-Germany, which is the same arrangement as the 2016 season.
F1 will return to Azerbaijan for the second time on June 18th, again a week after Canada, but there will once again be a clash between the end of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and the start of the European Grand Prix from the Azeri capital, Baku.
There are three provisional slots on the calander released, with Canada on June 11th, Germany on July 30th - at Hockenheim and not the Nurburgring and the Brazilian GP on November 12th subject to confirmation - something that has bemused the organisers in Sao Paulo.
The action will come to end on November 26th, at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Provided the calander is 21 races long, F1 will reach 977 races come the end of next season. The 1000th Grand Prix, should there be 21 races again in 2018, will be the second round of the 2019 season.
|March 26th||Australian GP||Albert Park, Melbourne|
|April 9th||Chinese GP||Shanghai|
|April 16th||Bahrain GP||Sakhir|
|April 30th||Russian GP||Sochi|
|May 14th||Spanish GP||Barcelona|
|May 28th||Monaco GP||Monte Carlo|
|June 11th||Canadian GP||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal|
|June 18th||European GP||Baku|
|July 2nd||Austrian GP||Red Bull Ring, Speilberg|
|July 9th||British GP||Silverstone|
|July 23rd||Hungarian GP||Hungaroring, Budapest|
|July 30th||German GP||Hockenheim|
|August 27th||Belgian GP||Spa-Francorchamps|
|September 3rd||Italian GP||Monza|
|September 17th||Malaysian GP||Sepang|
|October 1st||Singapore GP||Marina Bay|
|October 8th||Japansese GP||Suzuka|
|October 22nd||United States GP||COTA, Austin, Texas|
|November 5th||Mexican GP||Circuit Hermnoes Rodriguez, Mexico City|
|November 12th||Brazilian GP||Interlagos, Sao Paulo|
|November 26th||Abu Dhabi GP||Yas Marina|