F1 2024 calendar announced: Saturday races and return of China

The 2024 F1 calendar will see two Saturday races, plus the return of the Chinese GP

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Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the 2024 F1 season which included two Saturday races plus the return of the Chinese GP to the schedule. 

The calendar features 24 races and begins in Bahrain on March 2 and finishes in Abu Dhabi on December 8.

Due to the holy month of Ramadan, the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the first two races on the 2024 F1 calendar, will be help on Saturday evening of their respective race weekends. 

Ramadan begins on March 10, 2024 and lasts for 30 days. 

The Chinese Grand Prix is also back on the F1 calendar for the first time since 2019, and is scheduled after the Japanese Grand Prix, which has been moved to earlier in the calendar. 

Japan is traditionally completed towards the end of the F1 season, though pairing it with China reduces the logistical effort of the F1 teams, which is also the reason for having Qatar back-to-back with Abu Dhabi.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has also been moved back from its April slot and will now take place in September.

“I am delighted to announce the 2024 calendar with 24 races that will deliver an exciting season for our fans around the world,” Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said.

“There is huge interest and continued demand for Formula 1, and I believe this calendar strikes the right balance between traditional races and new and existing venues. I want to thank all of the promoters and partners for their support and effort to achieve this great schedule.

“Our journey to a more sustainable calendar will continue in the coming years as we further streamline operations as part of our Net Zero 2030 commitment. We have plenty of racing to look forward to in 2023, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, and our fans can look forward to more excitement next season.”

The 2024 F1 Calendar 

DateRace
Feb 29-Mar 2Bahrain GP
Mar 7-9Saudi Arabian GP
Mar 22-24Australian GP
April 5-7Japanese GP
April 19-21Chinese GP
May 3-5Miami GP
May 17-19Emilia Romagna GP
May 24-26Monaco GP
June 7-9Canadian GP
Jun 21-23Spanish GP
Jun 28-30Austrian GP
Jul 5-7British GP
Jul 19-21Hungarian GP
Jul 26-28Belgian GP
Aug 23-25Dutch GP
Aug 30-Sep 1Italian GP
Sep 13-15Azerbaijan GP
Sep 20-22Singapore GP
Oct 18-20US GP
Oct 25-27Mexican GP
Nov 1-3Brazilian GP
Nov 21-23Las Vegas GP
Nov 29-Dec 1Qatar GP
Dec 6-8Abu Dhabi GP

“The planned 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar, that has been approved by the Motor Sport Council Members, demonstrates some important steps towards our shared goals,” Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the FIA, said.

We want to make the global spectacle of Formula 1 more efficient in terms of environmental sustainability and more manageable for the travelling staff who dedicate so much of their time to our sport.

Stefano Domenicali and his team have done a great job to both bring in new and exciting venues in emerging markets for Formula 1, and stay true to the sport’s long and remarkable heritage.”

Adam Dickinson
Adam Dickinson
An international multi-award-winning journalist, Adam Dickinson has written for Total-Motorsport.com since June 2022 and also contributes to TNT Sports, Eurosport and the Rugby Paper. He's also had articles published in the Daily Telegraph and several local newspapers, and previously worked for Last-Lap.co.uk and FeederSeries.net in motorsport and graduated with a First-Class Journalism Degree from the University of Sheffield having also studied in Oklahoma. Adam started watching F1 by accident in 2007, catching the last race in Indianapolis, and attended his first race as a journalist at the 2023 British Grand Prix.
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