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F1 sets '18 calendar with tripleheader, 21 races (Update)
UPDATE More complete calendar shown below.

06/19/17 In a draft schedule released following a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council in Geneva, France has been handed a June 24 slot and will be followed on subsequent weekends by the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone events.

Other changes to the calendar include the Azerbaijan Grand Prix taking a slot in late April, with the Russian GP moving to September, where it will form a back-to-back with the Japanese GP.

The races in China and Singapore remain subject to confirmation of deals with the commercial rights holder. 

"We wanted to finalize next season's calendar early, so that all our stakeholders would have more time to prepare and we have managed it, thanks in part through working closely with the FIA," said F1 boss Chase Carey.

"The number of races has increased by one compared to the current season. We received numerous requests from those wishing to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix but we wanted the existing promoters to feel that we are putting all our efforts into ensuring that each race is a special event, so that the fans, our most important stakeholders, can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.

"If we can do that, then the entire Formula 1 family will reap the benefit."

FIA president Jean Todt added: "Alongside our partners in Formula 1 and across the FIA's major championships we have been working hard in recent months to achieve greater harmony among the various sporting calendars and reaching an early agreement on the 2018 Formula 1 schedule is part of this ongoing process.

"The FIA would also like to welcome back the French and German Grands Prix to the calendar, as both have a long and rich tradition in the sport.

"In that regard the FIA is particularly pleased that Formula 1 will once again return to France, the historic home of grand prix racing, and to the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the event in 1990."

The approved 2018 schedule in full: 

125 MarchMelbourneAustralia
28 AprilShanghaiChina
315 AprilSakhirBahrain
429 AprilBakuAzerbaijan
513 MayBarcelonaSpain
627 MayMonacoMonaco
710 JuneMontrealCanada
824 JuneLe CastelletFrance
91 JulySpielbergAustria
108 JulySilverstoneGreat Britain
1122 JulyHockenheimGermany
1229 JulyBudapestHungary
1326 AugustSpa-FrancorchampsBelgium
142 SeptemberMonzaItaly
1516 SeptemberSingaporeSingapore
1630 SeptemberSochiRussia
177 OctoberSuzukaJapan
1821 OctoberAustinUSA
1928 OctoberMexico CityMexico
2011 NovemberSao PauloBrazil
2125 NovemberYas MarinaAbu Dhabi
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