F1 2016 and Testing
25th January 2016
This year’s Formula 1 calendar has been finalised by motorsport’s world governing body, ensuring 2016 will feature the longest season in the championship’s history.
F1 will tackle 21 races over eight months, kicking off with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 20, before rounding out the year under the lights at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit on November 27.
The final calendar underwent one final change before being signed off by the FIA World Motor Sport Council. Mexico’s date has moved forward one week to October 30, leaving it to pair with the US Grand Prix instead of Brazil as one of six sets of races to be held on consecutive weekends.
The inaugural grand prix in Azerbaijan remains on the same date as the 24 Hours of Le Mans — preventing F1 drivers from tackling the iconic event — but the race start in Baku will be scheduled to avoid clashing with the closing stages of the sports car race.
Pre-season testing will get underway in late January with a test at Paul Ricard in the south of France, a two-day affair which will also see the track soaked with water to allow for wet-weather testing.
2016 PRE-SEASON TEST SCHEDULE
T2: February 22-25, BarcelonaT3: March 1-4, Barcelona
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