Components 1 2019 season to begin earlier as Australian GP introduced ahead
The Components 1 season will begin per week earlier subsequent yr after Australian Grand Prix organisers introduced a 15-17 March date.
F1 has began on the ultimate weekend in March for the previous few seasons, to learn from time-zone adjustments and elevated European audiences.
The sooner date will assist with fixture congestion within the mid-summer months.
Sunday’s British Grand Prix is the third race in three weeks, with 5 held in six weeks in June and July.
The Australian Grand Prix Company, which announced the new date, mentioned it was topic to official ratification by F1’s governing physique, the FIA, however there isn’t any purpose to consider it’ll change. This yr’s race occurred on 25 March.
Additional particulars of subsequent yr’s calendar haven’t been launched, however it’s anticipated to characteristic 21 races, like this yr, with a brand new occasion in Miami, Florida, changing the German Grand Prix.
Germany’s contract runs out this season and no new deal has but been agreed with the Hockenheim observe.
The Miami race has not been confirmed however officers within the US metropolis voted in Might to start formal negotiations with F1, which plans to carry the race in October.
The Japanese Grand Prix’s contract additionally expires this yr however the Suzuka observe is owned by Honda, which is getting into a partnership with Crimson Bull Racing subsequent season and can be eager for the race to proceed.