2016 calendar features 6 back-to-back races

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Formula 1 has released the calendar for the 2016 season. There are a lot of races on this calendar meaning and earlier start to the season and a longer finish going all the way to November 27th.

It does bump into the 24 Hours of Le Mans although the FIA say the start time will not conflict with the famous WEC race. There also six back-to-back races with Canada and Europe (Baku), Austria and Britain, Hungary and Germany, Belgium and Italy, Malaysia and Japan and ending with Mexico and Brazil. Mexico has been bookended with Brazil instead of the USGP.

How does this calendar look to you? Does it change any of your plans for 2016 based upon races you were intending on going to?

March 20 – Australia
April 3 – Bahrain
April 17 – China
May 1 – Russia
May 15 – Spain
May 29 – Monaco
June 12 – Canada
June 19 – Europe (Baku)
July 3 – Austria
July 10 – Britain
July 24 – Hungary
July 31 – Germany
August 28 – Belgium
September 4 – Italy
September 18 – Singapore
October 2 – Malaysia
October 9 – Japan
October 23 – USA
November 6 – Mexico
November 13 – Brazil
November 27 – Abu Dhabi

The earlier start to the season means that F1’s testing schedule has moved back 8 days as well and will now be run from February 22-25.

Hat Tip: AUTOSPORT

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Paul KieferJr

I have to take the heat into account at the USGP. On average, the high temp on that date may be into the low-to-mid 80s (Approx. 30 – 27ºC). Might be on the tail end of the second rainy period of the year.

Junipero Mariano

Regarding Le Mans and Hulkenberg, I’d rather see him have a chance to win the famous race in the world again versus just another mid pack finish at Force India. And the Six Hours of Spa doesn’t conflict with F1 either.

Negative Camber

Yeah, I’m with you, I would like to see Hulk at Le Mans running for defense of title. Wonder if he’s obligated contractually and if they’ll have a reserve driver in F1 for him?

Tom Firth

Depends how receptive Mallya is I guess, and whether Porsche can wait to find out

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