Tuesday, 28 April 2015

2016 season set to start on April 3 in Australia

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The 2016 Formula One season is set to be the sport’s latest start date in 28 years as it has been confirmed that the first race of the year, the Australian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 3rd April.

No reason has been given for the later start however it has been speculated that by having a later start date, Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Management Company are looking to pack more Grand Prix into a condensed calendar.

Azerbaijan is set to make its debut on the Formula One calendar next season with a circuit in Baku. It is also believed that by condensing the calendar it is a way of the sport’s governing body, the FIA to try and reduce costs in Formula One.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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