Thursday, 30 April 2015

2016 F1 calendar leaked

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

Formula One Management, the commercial rights holder of the Pinnacle of Motorsport have confirmed that a draft version of the 2016 Formula One calendar has been leaked.

It emerged in the early hours of Wednesday morning that the 2016 Formula One season won’t start until Sunday 3rd April at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix. Azerbaijan is set to make its Formula One debut with a street circuit with reports suggesting that the race will take place in July.

The report also suggested that the German Grand Prix will make a return after losing its place on the calendar for this season.

FOM have been quick to confirm that the ‘leak’ was a provisional draft and that ‘it has not yet been approved. The calendar featured 21 races with the season spanning from April to November. It also featured seven back to back Grand Prix events over the course of the season.

It has yet to be announced when the full calendar will be finalised and released.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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