The FIA have confirmed that the 2018 Formula One Season will feature 21 Races, including the return of the German and French Grand Prix.
Formula One will also feature for the first time a triple-header with the French, Austrian and British Grand Prix within 3 weeks of each other. The reason for the Triple header was to avoid the clash of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final in Russia, taking place during the summer of that year.
The French Grand Prix will make a return to the sport for the first time as Paul Ricard will host the first ever GP in the country since 2008, when Mangy-Corse last hosted the event. Paul Ricard has hosted the French Grand Prix before, last hosting the event back in 1990 where France’s Alain Prost won the race.
The season will kick off down under in Australia on the 25th March and will end as Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi on the 25th November. The British Grand Prix will be hosted at Silverstone once again on the 8th July.
The German Grand Prix will make it’s return to the F1 calendar, after dropping out of the 2017 Calendar in January with an aim to make a return the following year. The race will take place on the 22 July at the Hockenhiemring.
There are a few changes to the calendar with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix pushed forward to the 29th April as the 4th Round of the season, marking the start of the European Season. Azerbaijan hosts this weekend’s Grand Prix in the streets of Baku. The Russian Grand Prix will move back to it’s former slot at the end of the season after the Singapore Grand Prix on the 30th September.
The Monaco Grand Prix will take place on the 27th May, the same date as the 102nd running of the Indy500. Fernando Alonso skipped this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to race at Indy but ended his attempt ended with an DNF after his Honda engine gave way.
The Malaysian Grand Prix will be missing from the 2018 Calendar as it end’s their 18 year involvement in the sport this year, hosting it’s last race at the Sepang International Circuit on the 1st October.