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2017 F1 season calendar finalized, German GP dropped

Snapshot: The FIA has finalized the calendar for the 2017 season as Azerbaijan, Singapore, Malaysian, Austrian and British GP are rescheduled.

While we are yet to get out of impact created by the mesmerizing final race of the recently concluded 2016 season of F1, the FIA has already announced the dates for the 2017 season. After giving out the temporary calendar a couple of times, the FIA has finally settled for the 2017 calendar which is a heavily modified version of the previous year's dates.

According to the new calendar, that was approved at the World Motor Sport Council in Vienna, Austria, Azerbaijan GP will be moved a week later so that it won't clash with Le Mans 24 Hours. The Azerbaijan GP, which is held in Baku debuted this year only and took place same weekend as the 84th edition of the Le Mans event.

The initial drafts of the F1 2017 calendar originally placed the Azerbaijan race on June 17-18 weekend, but the Azerbaijani organizers were keen to avoid a similar clash for 2017 and hence it has been moved to a week later. This move to reschedule Baku has effected the whole calendar and the races following Baku are also moved.

Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone will now be held a week back from their original scheduled dates. This, however, has created another important clash in the motorsports world. The British GP will now clash with the New York Formula E event as a result. It also confirms Mexico being moved a week back and Hungary a week forward.

The most important and noticeable change however is the elimination of the German GP. The 2017 calendar formalizes the dropping of the German GP. Another change is the switching of Singapore GP with the Malaysian GP. It also loses the "subject to confirmation tag" for Canada and Brazil.

Just so you know, Nico Rosberg won the 2016 world championship in the last race of 2016 F1 season held at the Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit. The thrilling race saw Lewis Hamilton clinching the race, only to lose the title to his team mate Nico Rosberg. You can read all about the race here!

Formula 1 2017 calendar

Date

Event

Venue

March 26

 Australian GP

Melbourne

April 9

 Chinese GP

Shanghai

April 16

 Bahrain GP

Sakhir

April 30

 Russian GP

Sochi

May 14

 Spanish GP

Barcelona

May 28

 Monaco GP

Monte Carlo

June 11

 Canadian GP

Montreal

June 25

 Azerbaijan GP

Baku

July 9

 Austrian GP

Red Bull Ring

July 16

 British GP

Silverstone

July 30

 Hungarian GP

Hungaroring

August 27

 Belgian GP

Spa-Francorchamps

September 3

 Italian GP

Monza

September 17

 Singapore GP

Marina Bay

October 1

 Malaysian GP

Sepang

October 8

 Japanese GP

Suzuka

October 22

 United States GP

COTA

October 29

 Mexican GP

Mexico City

November 12

 Brazilian GP

Interlagos

November 26

 Abu Dhabi GP

Yas Marina

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