The FIA have announced that the 2016 Formula 1 Season will begin later than in 2015 and contain more races after the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Mexico, while the announcement also sees a reshuffle of the schedule.
The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park will remain the season opener but will now take place on the first weekend of April rather than during March as has been seen in recent years, with Abu Dhabi once again hosting the season finale at the end of November.
The Malaysian Grand Prix, which has been hosting the second race of the season in recent years, has been moved to September as a double header with the Singapore Grand Prix, with the Chinese Grand Prix now race two a week after the race in Australia.
The Russian Grand Prix at Sochi is also moving, with the third running of the event set to be the fourth round of the season at the beginning of May rather than its current October slot.
The European Grand Prix at Baku in Azerbaijan has been allotted a date of July 17, two weeks after the Austrian Grand Prix and two weeks before the German Grand Prix, which makes a return after being absent from the 2015 calendar.
2016 Formula 1 Schedule
|April 03||Australian Grand Prix||Melbourne|
|April 10||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai|
|April 24||Bahrain Grand Prix||Sakhir|
|May 01||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi|
|May 15||Spanish Grand Prix||Catalunya|
|May 29||Monaco Grand Prix||Monte Carlo|
|June 12||Canadian Grand Prix||Montreal|
|June 26||British Grand Prix||Silverstone|
|July 03||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring|
|July 17||European Grand Prix||Baku|
|July 31||German Grand Prix||Hockenheim|
|August 07||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring|
|August 28||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps|
|September 04||Italian Grand Prix||Monza|
|September 18||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore|
|September 25||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang|
|October 09||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka|
|October 23||United States Grand Prix||Austin|
|October 30||Mexican Grand Prix||Mexico City|
|November 13||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos|
|November 27||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina|