China is about to return to the System 1 calendar for the primary time because the pandemic in a significant revision of the schedule for 2024.
The season begins with races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to be held on Saturdays, due to the impression of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Within the quest for larger sustainability, the Japanese race strikes to 7 April from its normal autumn date.
And Azerbaijan will probably be twinned with Singapore in September.
The calendar options what can be a file 24 races – precisely the identical quantity as had been attributable to be held this yr earlier than the cancellation of the Chinese language and Emilia-Romagna Grands Prix.
Earlier this yr, Australian Grand Prix organisers introduced that Saudi Arabia would maintain the opening race of the 2024 season.
However F1 has discovered a method to match each Bahrain and Jeddah in earlier than Melbourne by making the Center Jap occasions Saturday night time races. Ramadan begins on the night of 10 March, the day after the Saudi occasion.
China was attributable to return this yr however needed to be cancelled due to the uncertainty over the Covid state of affairs within the nation at the beginning of the yr, when there have been riots on account of continued social restrictions. These have now been lifted.
The transfer in direction of larger regionalisation – which is an try to cut back carbon emissions from flights as F1 strives to develop into net-zero carbon by 2030 – has been partly stymied by Canadian organisers resisting F1’s makes an attempt to twin the Montreal race with Miami in Might.
As an alternative, the Canadian Grand Prix retains its conventional June date, forcing groups to fly throughout the Atlantic twice in simply over a month.
F1 chairman Stefano Domenicali mentioned: “Our journey to a extra sustainable calendar will proceed within the coming years as we additional streamline operations as a part of our Web Zero 2030 dedication.”
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem added: “We wish to make the worldwide spectacle of System 1 extra environment friendly when it comes to environmental sustainability and extra manageable for the travelling workers who dedicate a lot of their time to our sport.”
Pre-season testing is because of be held in Bahrain on 21-23 February however these dates are nonetheless topic to approval from the FIA world motorsport council.
Full 2024 F1 calendar
29 February – 2 March – Bahrain
7-9 March – Saudi Arabia
22-24 March – Australia
5-7 April – Japan
19-21 April – China
3-5 Might – Miami
17-19 Might – Emilia-Romagna
24-26 Might – Monaco
7-9 June – Canada
21-23 June – Spain
28-30 June – Austria
5-7 July – United Kingdom
19-21 July – Hungary
26-28 July – Belgium
23-25 August – Netherlands
30 August – 1 September – Italy
13-15 September – Azerbaijan
20-22 September – Singapore
18-20 October – USA (Austin)
25-27 October – Mexico Metropolis
1-3 November – Brazil
21-23 November – Las Vegas
29 November – 1 December – Qatar
6-8 December – Abu Dhabi