F1: FIA confirms 21-race schedule for 2016

The Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne will serve as the 2016 season-opener on April 3, 2016.

The FIA has confirmed a 21-race F1 schedule for 2016 – which will be the busiest in the sport’s history.

As expected, the event in Baku, Azerbaijan has been added in July, while the German GP is back after missing this year.

The other major changes are that the Russian GP has moved from Oct. to May, as the fourth race of the season, while Malaysia has moved to Sept., and is now twinned with Singapore.

2016 F1 World Championship Calendar

April 3 – Australia
April 10 – China
April 24 – Bahrain
May 1 – Russia
May 15 – Spain
May 29 – Monaco
June 12 – Canada
June 26 – UK
July 3 – Austria
July 17 – Azerbaijan
July 31 – Germany
Aug. 7 – Hungary
Aug. 28 – Belgium
Sept. 4 – Italy
Sept. 18 – Singapore
Sept. 25 – Malaysia
Oct. 9 – Japan
Oct. 23 – USA
Oct. 30 – Mexico
Nov. 13 – Brazil
Nov. 27 – Abu Dhabi