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