21-race 2016 calendar ratified by World Motor Sport Council

The World Motor Sport Council have confirmed the 2016 Formula 1 season will have twenty-one races, although the future of the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas remains uncertain.

The American event, scheduled to run on October 23 next year, remains the only race not to be set in stone, with a new contract yet to be signed with the national sporting authority and with F1 Supremo Bernie Ecclestone amid financial uncertainty surrounding the venue.

The only date change from the previous version of the calendar is for the Mexican Grand Prix, which has moved forward by one week from November 6 to October 30.

The round in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku has been confirmed to run on June 19, meaning the event will clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, meaning Nico Hulkenberg will not be able to defend his crown even without Porsche slimming their race entry down to just the two cars.

2016 Formula 1 Calendar

March 20Australian Grand PrixMelbourne
April 03Bahrain Grand PrixSakhir
April 17Chinese Grand PrixShanghai
May 01Russian Grand PrixSochi
May 15 Spanish Grand PrixCatalunya
May 29Monaco Grand PrixMonte Carlo
June 12Canadian Grand PrixMontreal
June 19European Grand PrixBaku
July 03Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring
July 10British Grand PrixSilverstone
July 24Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring
July 31German Grand PrixHockenheim
August 28Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps
September 04Italian Grand PrixMonza
September 18Singapore Grand PrixSingapore
October 02Malaysian Grand PrixSepang
October 09Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka
October 23United States Grand PrixAustin
October 30Mexican Grand PrixMexico City
November 13Brazilian Grand PrixInterlagos
November 27Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina