Celebrity News: The International Automobile Federation (FIA) approved on Monday a draft that outlines the traces that will follow the Formula 1 World Championship for this 2018. At the moment it is a provisional calendar, but the fact is that year after year it is shown that the does do not differ much from the initial draft.
In the same, you can see several new features, such as the fact that the championship will increase your appointments from the current 20 to the 21 you had in 2016. The reason is that the races of France and Germany return while the race Malaysia would not be present.
The Gallic country had enjoyed an F1 GP uninterruptedly from 1956 to 2008, but since that year, it has not been disputed. As a novelty, he also points out that it will not be the Magny-Cours circuit that will host the French GP 2018, but will be Paul Ricard (in Le Castellet), a track that has not seen an F1 race since 1990, although it is true which last year hosted Pirelli tire test as a prelude to this return to the ‘big circus’.
But Germany has been a break from just one season, and Hockenheim will return to the stage of the race in a country of great champions like Michael Schumacher or Sebastian Vettel himself who fights for the scepter of this course.
As for Malaysia and its downfall, the problem is the lack of profitability of the race in Sepang, but in the face of the future is not ruled out his return or even to alternate this appointment with Singapore.
Three consecutive races (triple-header)
Speaking of the calendar itself highlights that during the end of June and the beginning of July will happen three consecutive weekends with F1 race. It will be precisely with France, Austria, and Great Britain as the first part of the great European tour in the central section of the course.
On the other hand, Russia will not be the 4th date, taking that place the GP of Azerbaijan, and will move in late September, before the appointment of Japan. What will not change is that the GP of Spain of the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya will be the 5th of a course that will again start in Australia and finish in Abu Dhabi.
‘Indy500’ and the 24 H. of Le Mans
The Indianapolis 500 will again coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix, while the 24 Hours weekend of Le Mans does not do any ‘big circus’ rendezvous. However, the plans of the Spaniard are not known at the moment for the next year, neither as to the fact to participate or not in some of these emblematic races, nor with respect to the fact to follow or not in Formula 1 , where his current contract with McLaren expires at the end of this 2017 season
Draft of the 2018 World Championship calendar of Formula 1
March 25: Australian Grand Prix
8 April: China GP
April 15: Bahrain Grand Prix
April 29: GP of Azerbaijan
May 13: GP of Spain
May 27: Monaco GP
June 10: Canadian Grand Prix
June 24: GP of France
July 1: GP of Austria
July 8: GP of Great Britain
July 22: German GP
29 of July: GP of Hungary
August 26: Belgium GP
2 of September: GP of Italy
September 16: Singapore Grand Prix
September 30: Russian GP
October 7: Japan GP
October 21: United States GP
October 28: Mexico GP
November 11: Brazilian GP
November 25: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix