PACKED CALENDAR: The 2016 F1 calendar will see 21 races including the new Azerbaijani Grand Prix. Image: AP / Silvia Izquierdo
Paris, France - The 2016 Formula 1 season will feature 21 races, up on the 20 which were staged in 2015, and will see Azerbaijani capital Baku make its debut.
The season will start again in Australia on March 20 and end in Abu Dhabi on November 27.
However, the 2016 United States Grand Prix in Austin, pencilled in for October, remains a provisional date due to local funding issues.
The 2016 European Grand Prix in Baku may switch dates to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race running the same June 19 weekend.
2016 race scheduleMarch 20, Melbourne, Australia
April 3, Bahrain, Bahrain
April 17, Shanghai, China
May 1, Sochi, Russia
May 15, Barcelona, Spain
May 29, Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 12, Montreal, Canada
June 19, Baku, Azerbaijan
July 3, Spielberg, Austria
July 10, Silverstone, United Kingdom
July 24, Budapest, Hungary
July 31, Hockenheim, Germany
August 28, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 4 Monza, Italy
September 18, Singapore, Singapore
October 2, Sepang, Malaysia
October 9, Suzuka, Japan
October 23, Austin, USA
October 30, Mexico City, Mexico
November 13, Sao Paolo, Brazil
November 27, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates