Formula 1 Unveils 24-Race 2024 Calendar, Resumes Chinese Grand Prix

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The upcoming year’s Formula 1 schedule bears resemblance to the initially unveiled 2023 calendar, with the Chinese Grand Prix marked for a comeback and no new contests introduced.

In a break from tradition, the first pair of races in the season will occur on Saturdays. The second round in Saudi Arabia has been moved from Sunday to Saturday to respect Ramadan, and the Bahrain opener from the preceding weekend is also rescheduled a day earlier to maintain the typical interval between races.

The successful inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix this year opened the door for a revival of Saturday races—a common practice in South Africa and at Silverstone until 1977.

The 2024 Formula 1 itinerary mirrors the organization’s efforts to tackle logistical challenges and sustainability concerns. Some races are sensibly grouped based on geography, especially the Middle Eastern events.

Recognized as a crucial market by both Formula 1 and Liberty Media, China was listed in the tentative 2023 calendar featuring 24 races. However, the persistent aftermath of COVID-19 led to its removal, marking the fourth consecutive year of its absence. The abrupt cancellation of the Emilia Romagna race at Imola left the current season’s tally at 22 races.

The 2024 season will kick off in Bahrain, following the official three-day test at the same location from February 21-23.

Caption: The 2024 Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be conducted on Saturdays (Photo: Erik Junius)

This year witnessed a break between the Bahrain and Saudi contests as teams were hesitant to launch straight into a double-header after testing. The forthcoming season, however, will see the two events run on back-to-back weekends. This arrangement is expected to substantially cut down personnel travel, as many team members are likely to remain in the region instead of returning to Europe, a common practice in the past.

Formula 1 has previously stated that some conventional races may need to be rescheduled, and in line with this, Japan has moved its usual end-of-season race to early April.

In a swap, Suzuka has traded places with Azerbaijan, which now precedes Singapore in a September double-header. While the schedule resembles the current year with Imola and Monaco happening consecutively, the two races are no longer part of a triple-header with Spain. Instead, the Barcelona race has been relocated to late June, commencing a more logistically demanding triple-header involving Austria and Great Britain.

Apart from Baku’s shift to September, another noteworthy change from 2023 is the relocation of Qatar to become the second-to-last race. This adjustment creates another triple-header, following Las Vegas and preceding the season wrap-up in Abu Dhabi.

The last two races are set for December, marking 2024 as the year with the latest season conclusion since 2021.

See below the 2024 Formula 1 Calendar:

2 March – Bahrain, Sakhir
9 March – Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
24 March – Australia, Melbourne
7 April – Japan, Suzuka
21 April – China, Shanghai
5 May – Miami, Miami
19 May – Emilia Romagna, Imola
26 May – Monaco, Monte Carlo
9 June – Canada, Montreal
23 June – Spain, Barcelona
30 June – Austria, Spielberg
7 July – Great Britain, Silverstone
21 July – Hungary, Budapest
28 July – Belgium, Spa
25 August – Netherlands, Zandvoort
1 September – Italy, Monza
15 September – Azerbaijan, Baku
22 September – Singapore, Marina Bay
20 October – USA, Austin
27 October – Mexico, Mexico City
3 November – Brazil, Interlagos
23 November – Las Vegas, Las Vegas
1 December – Qatar, Losail
8 December – Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Formula 1 2024 Calendar

What is the Formula 1 2024 calendar?

The Formula 1 2024 calendar is the schedule of races for the upcoming season, consisting of 24 events. It includes the return of the Chinese Grand Prix and introduces changes to traditional race scheduling and locations.

Why is the Chinese Grand Prix returning?

The Chinese Grand Prix is making a comeback on the 2024 calendar after being absent for the past four years. Despite being included in the provisional 2023 schedule, it was dropped due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. However, the organizers have decided to reinstate the race for the upcoming season.

Are there any changes to the race scheduling and locations?

Yes, there are changes to the race scheduling and locations. The first two races of the season will be held on Saturdays instead of the usual Sundays. Additionally, some races have been moved to accommodate logistical and sustainability concerns. The calendar now reflects efforts to group races together based on geography, particularly in the Middle Eastern events.

Will there be any impact on team travel and logistics?

Next season, there will be a significant reduction in personnel travel for teams. The Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will run on consecutive weekends, allowing most team members to stay in the region rather than traveling back to Europe as they did in the current season. This change aims to streamline logistics and improve efficiency.

When will the Formula 1 2024 season begin and end?

The Formula 1 2024 season will commence with the season-opener in Bahrain on 2nd March. The season will culminate with the season-finale in Abu Dhabi on 8th December. This makes 2024 the year with the latest finish to an F1 season since 2021.

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f1expert23 July 6, 2023 - 3:11 am

changes in da calendar r alwys excitin! movin japan 2 april n azerbaijan before singapore! gonna shake up da championship! can’t wait 2 c how drivers adapt 2 da new order. gonna b a nail-bitin season 4 sure.

racingfan21 July 6, 2023 - 7:09 am

omg dis is so excitin! f1’s 2024 calendar is out wth 24 races n the chinese gp is bakkk!! love the changes 2 da schedulin n locations. cant w8 2 c how da teams adapt n who will win dis season!!

racefanatic88 July 6, 2023 - 3:43 pm

omg, da season finishin in december? that’s a looong year of f1! but more racin = more excitement! gonna watch every single race, no doubt. gonna b a epic year in f1 history!

driftking7 July 6, 2023 - 4:55 pm

logistics n sustainability, dat’s wat f1’s thinkin bout! makin da races grouped based on geography makes sooo much sense. less travel 4 teams, more efficient! hope da changes bring even better racin action.

speeddemon93 July 6, 2023 - 5:21 pm

yessss! the chinese gp iz finaly back! missed it so muchhhh. n i love that they’re switchin up the race days 2 saturdays. gonna b epic! f1 is gettin more unpredictable every year!


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