2016 Calendar For F1 Announced & Indian GP Does Not Make It

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Formula One and its governing body the FIA have confirmed the 2016 calendar. Unfortunately Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India has been skipped this time around as well.

The 2015 Formula One season consisted of 19 races, however, next year will witness a significant increase. For 2016, Formula One Championship will be contested at 21 international circuits.

Previously Formula One organisers had decided to start the 2016 Championship during April. They have now reverted and the competition will begin in March 2016. This will the first season to host 21 races in a single championship.

The first race as always will begin in Australia on 20th March 2016. Formula One 2016 Championship will be decided at Abu Dhabi on 27th November, making it one of the longest seasons ever.

Several new changes have also been confirmed by Formula One regulating body. The penalty system has been looked into after several racers had an issue with penalties being issued due to exceeding track limits.

Here is the schedule for 2016 Formula One Championship:

  • Australian GP - 20th March
  • Bahrain GP - 3rd April
  • Chinese GP - 17th April
  • Sochi GP - 1st May
  • Spanish GP -15th May
  • Monaco GP - 29th May
  • Canadian GP - 12th June
  • Baku GP - 19th June
  • Austrian GP - 3rd July
  • British GP - 10th July
  • Hungarian GP - 24th July
  • German GP - 31st July
  • Belgium GP - 28th August
  • Italian GP - 4th September
  • Singapore GP - 18th September
  • Malaysian GP - 2nd October
  • Japanese GP - 9th October
  • US GP - 23rd October
  • Mexican GP - 6th November
  • Brazilian GP - 13th November
  • 21 Abu Dhabi GP - 27th November

Five more races remain in 2015 Formula One Championship. The next race is scheduled at Russia from 9th to 11th October 2015. Lewis Hamilton leads the Championship, however, Rosberg is very close as well.

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 17:06 [IST]
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