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Formula1 2016 calender confirmed

Snapshot: Formula 1's biggest ever calendar has been signed off by the FIA, but US Grand Prix seems uncertain with its Austin event.

Followed by the end of the season of the Formula1 2015 last week, the biggest ever calendar has been signed off by the FIA for the Formula1, this time with a 21-race schedule has been approved by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday. In spite of that, there still remains some fickleness about the Austin event, dated 23rd October which has been pencilled in as “subject to confirmation”.

The event will begin its first race on March 20, 2016 in Australia and the ending ceremony will be in Abu Dhabi on 27th November. The uncertainty about the event may have prompted the only tweak to the schedule agreed several months ago, with Mexico's date having been shifted from November 6 to October 30, this means there will be a back-to-back with Austin again. The event needs to finalise a contract with the national sporting authority, plus Bernie Ecclestone – against the backdrop of funding issues.

The Baku Grand Prix for the June 19 date has also been set in doubt, and it will clash with Le Mans, as had been originally feared. As India is not in the list, but we still hope to see the race make a comeback by 2017.

2016 Formula1 Calender:

Date                                                     Venue

20 March                                                Melbourne

3 April                                                    Bahrain

17 April                                                  Shanghai

1 May                                                    Sochi

15 May                                                  Barcelona

29 May                                                 Monte Carlo

12 June                                                  Montreal

19 June                                                  Baku

3 July                                                    Red Bull Ring

10 July                                                   Silverstone

24 July                                                   Hungaroring

31 July                                                   Hockenheim

28 August                                              Spa-Francorchamps

4 September                                          Monza

18 September                                        Singapore

2 October                                              Sepang

9 October                                              Suzuka

23 October                                             Austin

30 October                                             Mexico City

13 November                                         Interlagos

27 November                                         Abu Dhabi

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