FIA confirms 20-race 2017 F1 calendar

November 30 2016 , 12:00 am

FIA confirms 20-race 2017 F1 calendar

The FIA has confirmed a 20-race 2017 Formula 1 calendar following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council in Vienna.

The German GP drops off the schedule for next season with the Nurburgring’s financial problems meaning they couldn’t host the event and Hockenheim unwilling to stage the race two years in a row also because of monetary reasons.

The race in Azerbaijan moves from its provisional date to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 hour race and appears to have dropped the European GP title, with the Baku street race now likely to be called the Azerbaijan GP.

That also means the Austrian and British GPs move back a week from their provisional dates with the race at Silverstone now scheduled for July 16.

The Singapore and Malaysian races swap dates from the provisional calendar, with Singapore now a standalone event in September and Malaysia paired with Japan in October.

The Mexican GP moves forward a week to pair it back-to-back with the US GP as was the case in 2016.

Having been listed as subject to confirmation on the provisional calendar, June’s Canadian GP and November’s Brazilian GP have been confirmed.

 

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