F1 has announced a 24-race calendar for the 2024 season with few changes in order as it starts in Bahrain and ends in Abu Dhabi.
F1 has announced a 24-race calendar for the 2024 season with the return of China, as the year starts on February 29 – March 2 weekend in Bahrain GP being clubbed with Saudi Arabian GP on March 7 – 9 weekend – both the races happening on Saturday.
Due to Ramadan, the organisers decided to stage the races on Saturday, while the Las Vegas GP on November 21 – 23 will also take place on Saturday. In another change, the Japanese GP has been moved forward to April 5-7 date from its October slot.
The returning Chinese GP will take place on April 19-21, while the Azerbaijan GP has been moved from April-May slot to September 13-15 weekend. It has been clubbed with Singapore GP, followed by host of American races in USA, Mexico, Brazil and Las Vegas.
In another change, the Qatar GP has been clubbed with Abu Dhabi GP where the season-finale will take place on December 5-6 weekend with the F1 2024 calendar stretching from February until December.
“I am delighted to announce the 2024 calendar with 24 races that will deliver an exciting season for our fans around the world,” said Stefano Domenicali. “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 of the 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.”
At the same time, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem added: “The planned 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, that has been approved by the Motor Sport Council Members, demonstrates some important steps towards our shared goals.
“We want to make the global spectacle of Formula 1 more efficient in terms of environmental sustainability and more manageable for the travelling staff who dedicate so much of their time to our sport. Stefano Domenicali and his team have done a great job to both bring in new and exciting venues in emerging markets for Formula 1, and stay true to the sport’s long and remarkable heritage.
“Each race can only happen thanks to the collaboration between the FIA, FOM, the promoters, and the host ASNs who bring together the thousands of volunteer marshals and support personnel so that we can go racing, and as we forge ahead into the future we must ensure that our priorities grow and develop with the needs of society and what is best for our sport, our fans and our environment.”
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