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F1 calendar 2024: Chinese language Grand Prix returns as a part of main schedule change

F1 calendar 2024: Chinese language Grand Prix returns as a part of main schedule change


F1 circuit in Shanghai
Shanghai in China final hosted a Formulation 1 race in the course of the 2019 season

China is about to return to the Formulation 1 calendar for the primary time because the pandemic in a serious revision of the schedule for 2024.

The season begins with races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to be held on Saturdays, due to the affect of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Within the quest for larger sustainability, the Japanese race strikes to 7 April from its normal autumn date.

And Azerbaijan can be twinned with Singapore in September.

The calendar options what could be a file 24 races – precisely the identical quantity as had been attributable to be held this 12 months earlier than the cancellation of the Chinese language and Emilia-Romagna Grands Prix.

Earlier this 12 months, Australian Grand Prix organisers introduced that Saudi Arabia would maintain the opening race of the 2024 season.

However F1 has discovered a technique to match each Bahrain and Jeddah in earlier than Melbourne by making the Center Jap occasions Saturday evening races. Ramadan begins on the night of 10 March, the day after the Saudi occasion.

China was attributable to return this 12 months however needed to be cancelled due to the uncertainty over the Covid scenario within the nation initially of the 12 months, when there have been riots on account of continued social restrictions. These have now been lifted.

The transfer in the direction of larger regionalisation – which is an try to cut back carbon emissions from flights as F1 strives to develop into net-zero carbon by 2030 – has been partly stymied by Canadian organisers resisting F1’s makes an attempt to twin the Montreal race with Miami in Could.

As a substitute, the Canadian Grand Prix retains its conventional June date, forcing groups to fly throughout the Atlantic twice in simply over a month.

F1 chairman Stefano Domenicali mentioned: “Our journey to a extra sustainable calendar will proceed within the coming years as we additional streamline operations as a part of our Web Zero 2030 dedication.”

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem added: “We wish to make the worldwide spectacle of Formulation 1 extra environment friendly when it comes to environmental sustainability and extra manageable for the travelling workers who dedicate a lot of their time to our sport.”

Pre-season testing is because of be held in Bahrain on 21-23 February however these dates are nonetheless topic to approval from the FIA world motorsport council.

Full 2024 F1 calendar

29 February – 2 March – Bahrain

7-9 March – Saudi Arabia

22-24 March – Australia

5-7 April – Japan

19-21 April – China

3-5 Could – Miami

17-19 Could – Emilia-Romagna

24-26 Could – Monaco

7-9 June – Canada

21-23 June – Spain

28-30 June – Austria

5-7 July – United Kingdom

19-21 July – Hungary

26-28 July – Belgium

23-25 August – Netherlands

30 August – 1 September – Italy

13-15 September – Azerbaijan

20-22 September – Singapore

18-20 October – USA (Austin)

25-27 October – Mexico Metropolis

1-3 November – Brazil

21-23 November – Las Vegas

29 November – 1 December – Qatar

6-8 December – Abu Dhabi

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