A draft of Formula 1’s 2019 calendar has been revealed, with the same 21 races as this season being held but a number of date changes involved.
New contracts for the Japanese and German races ensures all 21 rounds that were on this year’s calendar are scheduled to take place next season, which will start in Melbourne on March 17. In an even later finish than 2018, next year’s finale will also be held in Abu Dhabi on December 1.
The first of the date changes sees a triple-header avoided, with France and Austria paired together before a standalone British Grand Prix followed by the back-to-back of Germany and Hungary, with the latter taking place on August 4.
That extra week of racing before the summer break means the Belgian Grand Prix — which also signed a three-year contract extension this year — will be held a week later on September 1, with Singapore being turned into the first part of a back-to-back with Russia later in the same month.
The Japanese Grand Prix is a standalone race before a date swap between Austin and Mexico that sees the Mexican Grand Prix held as the first of the pair on October 27, with the United States race at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas a week later on November 3.
Races in Miami and Vietnam that have been lined up for future years are yet to be included on the calendar, with Miami currently working on a 2020 debut.
The full calendar is as follows:
|June 23||France||Le Castellet|
|July 14||Great Britain||Silverstone|
|October 27||Mexico||Mexico City|
|November 17||Brazil||Sao Paulo|
|December 1||Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina|