The 2024 Formula 1 calendar has been announced, with 24 races scheduled from March to December. The season will begin in Bahrain on March 2 and end in Abu Dhabi on December 8.
Here is a summary of the key points:
- The calendar will consist of 24 races.
- The season will begin in Bahrain on March 2 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on December 8.
- Formula 1 aims to regionalize the calendar, reducing logistical challenges and promoting sustainability.
- To achieve regionalization, the schedule has been adjusted. Japan has been moved to April, Azerbaijan to September, and Qatar will have back-to-back races with Abu Dhabi.
- However, due to climatic and contractual limitations, complete regionalization is impossible, and some travel will still be required.
- The opening two races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will take place on a Saturday to accommodate Ramadan.
One of the key changes to the calendar is the move of the Japanese Grand Prix from October to April. This is to avoid the rainy season in Japan, which typically occurs in the summer months.
Another change is the move of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from June to September. This is to avoid the heat of the Azerbaijani summer.
The Qatar Grand Prix will remain in November but will now be held back-to-back with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This is to create a more compact end to the season.
The opening two season races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will be held on a Saturday. This accommodates Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer observed by Muslims worldwide.
2024 F1 calendar
|February 29 – March 2
|August 30 – September 1
|November 29 – December 1
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “I am delighted to announce the 2024 calendar with 24 races that will deliver an exciting season for our fans around the world. There is huge interest and continued demand for Formula 1, and I believe this calendar strikes the right balance between traditional races and new and existing venues.
“I want to thank all promoters and partners for their support and effort to achieve this great schedule. Our journey to a more sustainable calendar will continue in the coming years as we further streamline operations as part of our Net Zero 2030 commitment. We have plenty of racing to look forward to in 2023, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, and our fans can look forward to more excitement next season.”
Formula 1 has announced the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, featuring 24 races. The season will start in Bahrain on March 2 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on December 8. Formula 1 is trying to regionalize the calendar to reduce logistical challenges and promote sustainability.
However, complete regionalization is not feasible due to climatic and contractual constraints. As a result, some travel will still be required. The opening two races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will also be held on a Saturday to accommodate Ramadan. For the most accurate and up-to-date information on the Formula One calendar, it is recommended to refer to official Formula 1 sources or trusted news outlets.