F1 2025 calendar released with Australian Grand Prix as season opener

F1 2025 calendar released with Australian Grand Prix as season opener

The Australian Grand Prix will kick off the F1 2025 season as the sport released next year’s calendar, which appears to have no tracks added or dropped from the 24-race schedule.

Formula One and the FIA have announced the race calendar for the F1 2025 season and the Australian Grand Prix will once again serve as the season opener, with the races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia being rescheduled to accommodate Ramadan.

The 24-race schedule will get underway on March 16 in Australia with the final race coming on December 7 in Abu Dhabi. The 2025 Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix will both take place in April as a result of Ramadan falling over the entire month of March.

The season begins a full two weeks later than in 2024, although it concludes on the same weekend in December with just one race on a Saturday: the Las Vegas GP. The 2024 calendar has been tweaked for 2025 in accordance with the changes made this season to improve the geographical flow of races.

Japanese GP follows in April, after Australia and China, and will be subsequently followed primarily by European races in the summer and American races in the fall, before Qatar and Abu Dhabi wrap up the season back-to-back.

Amid rumours that Spa might be under threat, the Belgian Grand Prix will remain on the schedule, but it will now take place in Hungary as the penultimate race before the summer break.

The summer break remains in place and is now broken into two periods: the first will be two weeks long between Silverstone and Spa, while the other will last three weeks between the Dutch and Hungarian Grand Prix.

After that, the calendar order remains the same as in 2024 until the completion of the season, with only Canada and Spain switching places in June.

“2025 will be a special year as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the FIA Formula One World Championship, and it’s that legacy and experience that allows us to deliver such a strong calendar,” commented Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“Once again, we’ll visit 24 incredible venues around the world, delivering top class racing, hospitality, and entertainment, which will be enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide.

“We’re grateful to the FIA, our promoters, host city partners, and all the related ASNs for their commitment and support in delivering this schedule and securing what promises to be another fantastic year for Formula 1.

“I would also like to pay tribute to our F1 teams and drivers, the heroes of our sport, and our fans around the world for continuing to follow Formula 1 with such incredible enthusiasm.”

Speaking of the F1 2025 schedule, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The 2025 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, approved by the World Motor Sport Council, is a further illustration of our collective mission of meeting sustainability objectives through the regionalisation of events.

“While our focus is on the overall stability of Formula 1, we also have a shared duty to the environment and to the health and well-being of travelling staff.

“Formula One Management, under the direction of Stefano Domenicali, have produced a calendar which strikes a good blend of traditional circuits and modern venues.

“We thank the host ASNs, the local organisers and the many thousands of FIA volunteers for their tireless efforts in making Formula 1 a truly global, mass audience spectacle as we prepare to celebrate the sport’s 75th year.”

F1 2025 calendar

March 14-16Australian GP
March 21-23Chinese GP
April 4-6Japanese GP
April 11-13Bahrain GP
April 18-20Saudi Arabia GP
May 2-4Miami GP
May 16-18Emilia Romagna GP
May 23-25Monaco GP
May 30-July 1Spanish GP
June 13-15Canadian GP
June 27-29Austrian GP
July 4-6British GP
July 25-27Belgian GP
August 1-3Hungarian GP
August 29-31Dutch GP
September 5-7Italian GP
September 19-21Azerbaijan GP
October 3-5Sinagpore GP
October 17-19United States GP
October 24-26Mexico City GP
November 7-9Sao Paulo GP
November 20-22Las Vegas GP
November 28-30Qatar GP
December 5-7Abu Dhabi GP

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