FIA confirms 20-race 2017 F1 calendar
Germany drops off the schedule next season; Azerbaijan moves to avoid Le Mans clash and gets new name; See every race live on Sky Sports F1 and in UHD
By William Esler
Last Updated: 01/12/16 9:10am
The FIA has confirmed a 20-race 2017 Formula 1 calendar following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council in Vienna.
The German GP drops off the schedule for next season with the Nurburgring's financial problems meaning they could not host the event and Hockenheim unwilling to stage the race two years in a row also because of monetary reasons.
The race in Azerbaijan moves from its provisional date to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 hour race with organisers confirming it has dropped the European GP title, with the Baku street race now to be called the Azerbaijan GP.
That also means the Austrian and British GPs move back a week from their provisional dates with the race at Silverstone now scheduled for July 16.
The Singapore and Malaysian races swap dates from the provisional calendar, with Singapore now a standalone event in September and Malaysia paired with Japan in October.
The Mexican GP moves forward a week to pair it back-to-back with the US GP as was the case in 2016.
Having been listed as subject to confirmation on the provisional calendar, June's Canadian GP and November's Brazilian GP have been confirmed.
2017 F1 CALENDAR
March 26: Melbourne, Australia
April 9: Shanghai, China
April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain
April 30: Sochi, Russia
May 14: Barcelona, Spain
May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 11: Montreal, Canada
June 25: Baku, Azerbaijan
July 9: Spielberg, Austria
July 16: Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 30: Budapest, Hungary
August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 3: Monza, Italy
September 17: Singapore, Singapore
October 1: Sepang, Malaysia
October 8: Suzuka, Japan
October 22: Austin, USA
October 29: Mexico City, Mexico
November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE