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F1 2024 calendar revealed: Saturday night Grands Prix in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to kick off record 24-race season

F1 2024 calendar revealed: Saturday night Grands Prix in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to kick off record 24-race season

F1 2024 season to run from March 2-December 8; Season opener in Bahrain and second race in Saudi Arabia to be held on Saturday night, along with November’s Las Vegas GP; Chinese GP to return for first time since 2019; Japanese GP moves from September to April with Azerbaijan GP pushed back

Last Updated: 05/07/23 2:37pm

The 2024 F1 season will start with two Saturday night Grands Prix in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, next year’s record 24-race calendar revealed on Wednesday.

Bahrain will host the first race of the season on Saturday March 2 with Formula 1 heading to the streets of Jeddah the following week.

The two Grands Prix have been shifted forward 24 hours due to the Muslim holy period of Ramadan, which begins on Sunday March 10 in 2024.

That required the Saudi Arabian GP to be moved to the Saturday, and with the season starting with back-to-back race weekends, the Bahrain GP has also shifted forward to ensure freight logistics are met.

Pre-season testing will take place over three days in Bahrain from Feb 21-23, the week before of the season opener, subject to F1 Commission approval.

Australia’s Albert Park will once again host the third round of the season on Sunday March 24 before the Japanese GP shifts from its traditional September slot to be round four on April 7.

And the Chinese GP will be held for the first time since 2019 on April 21 for round five of the season.

The return of the Shanghai event means the 2024 season will have a record 24 races – all live on Sky Sports F1.

2024 Formula 1 – Race Calendar

Bahrain March 2 Hungary July 21
Saudi Arabia March 9 Belgium July 28
Australia March 24 Netherlands August 25
Japan April 7 Italy September 1
China April 21 Azerbaijan September 15
Miami May 5 Singapore September 22
Emilia Romagna May 19 USA October 20
Monaco May 26 Mexico October 27
Canada June 9 Brazil November 3
Spain June 23 Las Vegas November 23
Austria June 30 Qatar December 1
United Kingdom July 7 Abu Dhabi December 8

The 2024 British GP will be held at Silverstone on July 7 as the final leg of a triple header which begins with the Spanish GP on June 23 and the Austrian GP on June 30.

The Belgian GP once again rounds off the first half of the season on July 28 before F1 returns from its summer break at the Dutch GP on August 25.

Following Japan’s move to the beginning of the season, the Azerbaijan GP shifts to the second half and will take place on September 15 before the Singapore GP night race takes place a week later on September 22.

There will then be a four-week gap before the season concludes with two triple headers.

First the US GP at Austin will take place on October 20, with the Mexican GP following on October 27 and Brazilian GP on November 3.

After a three-week break, the Las Vegas GP – again being held on a Saturday night like 2023’s inaugural event – will take place on November 23 before Qatar hosts the penultimate race of the season on December 1.

Abu Dhabi will host its traditional season finale on December 8.

More to follow…

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