F1 2024 calendar: Everything we know so far
A few very interesting changes have been announced for the next season.
It comes as no surprise that Formula 1‘s global expansion has led to the addition of many new venues in recent years, including Las Vegas and Qatar. And although no new events have been added to the 2024 F1 calendar, Formula 1 has now shifted its focus on making the schedule more manageable along with the comeback of the Chinese Grand Prix.
One notable feature of the 2024 calendar is the inclusion of Saturday races for the first two rounds of the season. To accommodate Ramadan, the second race in Saudi Arabia has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. Similarly, the season opener in Bahrain has been brought forward by a day, ensuring the customary gap between the two events.
F1 returns to China
Although the Chinese Grand Prix has been a regular staple in Formula 1, there hasn’t been one since 2019 due to the lingering effects of Covid-19. However, with the de-escalation of the pandemic worldwide, the Chinese GP is set to make a comeback in 2024, bringing renewed excitement and the potential for thrilling races to this dynamic nation.
Making the races more manageable
Another highlight of the 2024 F1 calendar is the push towards easing off the long travels between venues. And although the 2024 season will kick off with the Bahrain Grand Prix, following an official three-day test at the same venue in late February, the Saudi Arabian GP will then follow. Therefore, minimizing travel requirements and logistical challenges in a tightly packed calendar.
Moreover, recognizing the need for adaptability, Formula 1 has also changed several dates for established races. For instance, Japan has been shifted from its usual late-season slot to early April, and Barcelona has been rescheduled to late June, forming the first leg of an even more challenging triple-header that includes Austria and Great Britain.
Furthermore, besides Baku’s move to September, another significant change on the 2024 calendar is the relocation of the Qatar Grand Prix, which has been positioned as the penultimate race, creating a thrilling triple-header with Las Vegas and the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
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Formula 1 2024 calendar
2 March Bahrain, Sakhir9 March Saudi Arabia, Jeddah24 March Australia, Melbourne7 April Japan, Suzuka21 April China, Shanghai5 May Miami, Miami19 May Emilia Romagna, Imola26 May Monaco, Monte Carlo9 June Canada, Montreal23 June Spain, Barcelona30 June Austria, Spielberg7 July Great Britain, Silverstone21 July Hungary, Budapest28 July Belgium, Spa25 August Netherland, Zandvoort1 September Italy, Monza15 September Azerbaijan, Baku22 September Singapore, Marina Bay20 October USA, Austin27 October Mexico, Mexico City3 November Brazil, Interlagos23 November Las Vegas, Las Vegas1 December Qatar, Losail8 December Abu Dhabi, Yas Island