F1: FIA issues 2016 schedule, U.S. Grand Prix in doubt

Published Dec. 2, 2015 3:09 p.m. ET

The United States Grand Prix has been listed as provisional on the latest version of the 2016 Formula One calendar, which was published on Wednesday after the World Motor Sport Council held a meeting in Paris.

Although the Austin, Texas, race still has its previously announced date, the FIA says that it is "subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN."

As previously reported, the race has lost some 20 percent of its subsidy from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund, with a reduction from $25 million to $19.5 million for this year, and Circuit of The Americas boss Bobby Epstein has made it clear the race could be under threat.

The only change from the previously published version of the schedule is Mexico has moved from Nov. 7 to Oct. 30.

2016 F1 World Championship schedule:

March 20 - Melbourne, Australia

April 30 - Bahrain, Bahrain


April 17 - Shanghai, China

May 1 - Sochi, Russia

May 15 - Barcelona, Spain

May 29 - Monte Carlo, Monaco

June 12 - Montreal, Canada

June 19 - Baku, Azerbaijan*

July 3 - Spielberg, Austria

July 10 - Silverstone, United Kingdom

July 24 - Budapest, Hungary

July 31 -“ Hockenheim, Germany

Aug. 28 - Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Sept. 4 - Monza, Italy

Sept. 18 - Singapore, Singapore

Oct. 2 -“ Sepang, Malaysia

Oct. 9 -“ Suzuka, Japan

Oct. 23 - Austin, Texas, United States**

Oct. 30 - Mexico City, Mexico

Nov. 13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nov. 27 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

*Race start to be scheduled to avoid conflict with the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

**Subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN


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