The latest version of the 2016 Formula One race calendar has surfaced this week, and good news: it’s set to start in Australia on March 20th.
This comes after teams complained for the compressed schedule trying to get in 21 races. The revised calendar is still an 'updated provisional calendar' but no major changes are expected by the FIA.
In other changes, say hello to the return of the European Grand Prix, in Azerbaijan capital Baku, to take place a week after the Canadian race in June. The season will end again in Abu Dhabi late November.
Also announced this week: louder cars. Right from 2016, all cars will feature a separate exhaust tailpipe through which only wastegate exhaust gases will pass, resulting on louder cars, and without a big effect on power or emissions. For all changes in detail, visit F1’s official website, or the FIA’s.
The revised provisional calendar:
Jul 31 - Germany Aug 28 - Belgium Sep 4 - Italy Sep 18 - Singapore Oct 2 - Malaysia Oct 9 - Japan Oct 23 - United States Nov 6 - Mexico Nov 13 - Brazil Nov 27 - Abu Dhabi
Mar 20 - Australia Apr 3 - Bahrain Apr 17 - China May 1 - Sochi May 15 - Spain May 29 - Monaco Jun 12 - Canada Jun 19 - Baku Jul 3 - Austria Jul 10 - Britain Jul 24 - Hungary