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The calendar for next year

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  • #343457

    Harvey Lorenzo
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    Hi everyone,</p>
    <p>I know the 2018 F1 calendar won’t be finalized until December this year, and that a provisional one won’t come out till the second half of this year. I was wondering, what do you think it will look like, knowing that Germany (Hockenheim) will be back, and also that Malaysia will drop out, and that France (Paul Ricard) will come back?</p>
    <p>I also read on a source that the Australian GP will be moved to its usual mid-March slot of March 15-18, 2018 than the equivalent of this year’s slot of March 22-25, 2018. </p>
    <p>Anyway, here’s what both should look like (in my view):</p>
    <p>March 18 start:<br />
    18 Mar 2018 – Australia<br />
    1 Apr 2018 – China<br />
    8 Apr 2018 – Bahrain<br />
    22 Apr 2018 – France<br />
    29 Apr 2018 – Spain<br />
    13 May 2018 – Russia<br />
    27 May 2018 – Monaco<br />
    10 Jun 2018 – Canada<br />
    24 Jun 2018 – Austria<br />
    8 Jul 2018 – Britain<br />
    22 Jul 2018 – Germany<br />
    29 Jul 2018 – Hungary<br />
    26 Aug 2018 – Belgium<br />
    2 Sep 2018 – Italy<br />
    16 Sep 2018 – Singapore<br />
    23 Sep 2018 – Japan<br />
    7 Oct 2018 – Azerbaijan<br />
    21 Oct 2018 – USA<br />
    28 Oct 2018 – Mexico<br />
    11 Nov 2018 – Brazil<br />
    25 Nov 2018 – Abu Dhabi</p>
    <p>March 25 start:<br />
    25 Mar 2018 – Australia<br />
    8 Apr 2018 – Bahrain<br />
    15 Apr 2018 – China<br />
    29 Apr 2018 – Russia<br />
    13 May 2018 – Spain<br />
    27 May 2018 – Monaco<br />
    10 Jun 2018 – Canada<br />
    17 Jun 2018 – Azerbaijan<br />
    1 Jul 2018 – Austria<br />
    8 Jul 2018 – Britain<br />
    22 Jul 2018 – Hungary<br />
    29 Jul 2018 – Germany (Hockenheim)<br />
    26 Aug 2018 – Belgium<br />
    9 Sep 2018 – France (Paul Ricard)<br />
    16 Sep 2018 – Italy<br />
    30 Sep 2018 – Singapore<br />
    7 Oct 2018 – Japan<br />
    21 Oct 2018 – United States<br />
    28 Oct 2018 – Mexico<br />
    11 Nov 2018 – Brazil<br />
    25 Nov 2018 – Abu Dhabi

    #344027

    AmbroseRPM
    Participant

    I think we will see a mix between the two there. I have read Russia wants to shift to its later season slot (like 2014) again, so we will probably see that. The French Grand Prix is thought to be in “late June to mid July” (http://en.f1i.com/news/270197-french-gp-set-mid-year-date-2018.html).
    Azerbaijan will probably be shifted in the early season slot where Russia is now, Russia will be moved where Malaysia is now. France will be placed where Azerbaijan is this year with the returning German GP falling in after Hungary.
    I think we will see some major changes for the 2019 calendar with Sean Bratches wanting to have a region based calendar. 2018 is just too early to make that happen.

    A prediction:
    1. 16-18 March: Australian GP
    2. 30 March-1 April: Chinese GP
    3. 13-15 April: Bahrain GP
    4. 27-29 April: Azerbaijan GP
    5. 11-13 May: Spanish GP
    6. 24-27 May: Monaco GP
    7. 8-10 June: Canadian GP
    8. 22-24 June: Austrian GP
    9. 29 Jun-1 Jul: French GP
    10. 13-15 July: British GP
    11. 20-22 July: German GP
    12. 17-19 August: Hungarian GP
    13. 24-26 August: Belgian GP
    14. 7-9 September: Italian GP
    15. 14-16 September: Russian GP
    16. 28-30 September: Singapore GP
    17. 5-7 October: Japanese GP
    18. 19-21 October: United States GP
    19. 26-28 October: Mexican GP
    20. 9-11 November: Brazilian GP
    21. 23-25 November: Abu Dhabi GP

    #344184

    Ciaran
    Participant

    I took a guess at this a few weeks ago and came up with a calendar like this:
    1. Australia 18 March
    2. China 1 April
    3. Bahrain 8 April
    4. Russia 22 April
    5. Spain 6 May
    6. Monaco 20 May
    7. Austria 27 May
    8. Canada 10 June
    9. Azerbaijan 24 June
    10. France 8 July
    11. Britain 15 July
    12. Germany 29 July
    13. Hungary 5 August
    14. Belgium 2 September
    15. Italy 9 September
    16. Singapore 23 September
    17. Japan 7 October
    18. USA 21 October
    19. Mexico 28 October
    20. Brazil 11 November
    21. Abu Dhabi 25 November

    #344252

    Jere
    Participant

    @ambroserpm ”I have read Russia wants to shift to its later season slot (like 2014) again, so we will probably see that.” – Where have you read that? There hasn’t been any news regarding something like this here on F1fanatic nor on any other website that covers F1. I doubt they’ve (The Russian GP organizers) changed their mind since they wanted to be around the 1st of May in the first place.

    #344276

    Jere
    Participant

    Here’s my version:
    1. Australia March 18
    2. Bahrain April 1
    3. China April 15
    4. Russia April 22
    5. Spain May 6
    6. Monaco May 20
    7. Canada June 3
    8. Azerbaijan June 17
    (The Le Mans 24h race can take place on the 8-10 weekend. It doesn’t always have to take place on the third weekend of the month.)
    9. Austria June 24
    10. Britain July 8
    11. Germany July 22
    12. Hungary July 29
    13. Belgium August 26
    14. Italy September 2
    15. France September 16
    16. Singapore September 30
    17. Japan October 7
    18. USA October 21
    19. Mexico October 28
    20. Brazil November 11
    21. Abu Dhabi November 25

    #344277

    Jere
    Participant

    @Jere @ambroserpm I get it now after having read the f1i.com article.

    #344280

    AmbroseRPM
    Participant
    #344315

    Harvey Lorenzo
    Participant

    Here’s another version:

    Australia 18 March
    China 25 March
    Bahrain 8 April
    Azerbaijan 15 April
    France 29 April
    Spain 13 May
    Monaco 27 May
    Canada 10 June
    Austria 24 June
    Britain 8 July
    Germany 22 July
    Hungary 29 July
    Belgium 26 August
    Italy 2 September
    Singapore 16 September
    Japan 23 September
    Russia 7 October
    United States 21 October
    Mexico 28 October
    Brazil 11 November
    Abu Dhabi 25 November

    #344316

    Jere
    Participant

    @Harvey Lorenzo I wouldn’t put China to late-March nor Azerbaijan to mid-April as the probability of the daytime temperatures being unideal for F1 (in the region of 10-15 degrees Celsius) at those times of the months is very high. For some reason Shanghai and Baku, especially Shanghai despite being located much closer to the equator than the European venues, for example, can still get relatively cool/cold at daytime even in April, so I don’t really understand why they didn’t keep it in its original late-September slot when the daytime temperatures regularly range in the latter half of the 20s.

    #346781

    Harvey Lorenzo
    Participant

    Hi there,
    I like the 2018 calendar as it has, but it has a few flaws.

    Here’s what it should look like IMO:

    Australia – 25 March
    Bahrain – 8 April
    China – 15 April
    Azerbaijan – 29 April
    Spain – 13 May
    France (Paul Ricard) – 20 May
    Monaco – 27 May
    Canada – 10 June
    Austria – 24 June
    Britain – 8 July
    Germany – 22 July
    Hungary – 29 July
    Belgium – 26 August
    Italy – 2 September
    Singapore – 16 September
    Japan – 30 September
    Russia – 7 October
    United States – 21 October
    Mexico – 28 October
    Brazil – 11 November
    Abu Dhabi – 25 November

    Bahrain and China are now the 2nd and 3rd rounds, respectively. The actual calendar doesn’t make sense when Bahrain is on 15 April while Azerbaijan (Baku) is on 29 April, given how the two aren’t too far from each other.
    [Similarly, this year, Bahrain should’ve been on April 9 with China the following week on April 16].

    Then, to have the actual triple header of France-Austria-Britain on 24 June, 1 July, 8 July 2018 is a bit cumbersome. It’s better to squeeze France in between Spain and Monaco, considering the French GP venue from 2018 is at Paul Ricard, near Marseille. Therefore, it’s ideal for it to be after Barcelona and before Monaco, since all 3 areas are in the Mediterranean.

    Austria would move to 24 June, the same slot it had in 2014 and 2015 (22 June 2014 and 21 June 2015, respectively).

    Japan and Russia would switch places. The actual calendar would not make sense if from Singapore on 16 September would go to Russia 2 weeks later on 30 September then back to Japan on 7 October. A better way to do this is to, after the 2 week break, go from Singapore (16/09) to Japan (30/09). Then, Japan would form a double-header with Russia by going to Sochi the following week (7 October).

    Other than these changes I proposed, the rest of the calendar looks fine.

    What do you think?

    Thank you

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